She has sung and danced in her latest flick, director Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror, and Hollywood actor Lily Collins says she now fits the bill to work in Bollywood. “Now that I’ve finally sung and danced, I have a feeling I would gel into the industry (Bollywood) a little better. I’d love to give Bollywood a try sometime,” says Collins, adding, “I find it a fascinating industry. Unfortunately, I’m not very well-versed with the people who work in it, or its output. While shooting for Mirror Mirror, Tarsem was telling me about a few actors and films. They sound really interesting.
I can’t wait to check them out.”
Collins is, however, not new to India. “India was the site of one of my favourite trips with my mother when I was younger. I will always have very pleasant memories of that vacation,” says the actor, who visited India about seven years ago for two weeks and travelled everywhere from Agra to Kerala, and visited “lots of temples”. “I’ll be glad to come there sometime again. Tarsem and Julia (Roberts) both mocked me for not knowing much about India and would take it upon themselves to tell me how beautiful and diverse it is,” adds Collins, who also crooned an English song with desi beats in Mirror Mirror.
Collins also reveals that it was intimidating to share screen space with Julia Roberts. “It can get intimidating, frankly. You’re a few feet away from this powerhouse performer who you’re in awe of and you’re supposed to match up,” she says.