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After Cameron, Avatar star hopes to visit India

Sam Worthington,who will be seen battling an array of Greek gods in upcoming mythological war epic Clash of the Titans, wants to visit India after getting a first hand account of the country from James Cameron.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2010 18:46 IST
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Avatar actor Sam Worthington,who will be seen battling an array of Greek gods in upcoming mythological war epic Clash of the Titans, wants to visit India after getting a first hand account of the country from none other than director James Cameron.

The Titanic director met Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Rock On! director Abhishek Kapoor during his visit to India recently.

"We just had chat and I want to see India. He (Cameron) told me about it and all about Khans and his 72 hours visit to India," Worthington told PTI in an email interview.

The 33-year-old actor, who played the lead role of Jake Sully in Cameron's blockbuster film, confirmed that he will be a part of the sequel too.

"I won't be able to disclose much but yes, we have discussed Avatar 2 even when we were filming for the first one. He (Cameron) is the master of his craft and thinks beyond time. It took him 12 years to make another masterpiece and I don't know how much time he will take this time to redefine the cinema again," says Worthington.

Ask him about film's Oscar disappointment and the actor says, "For me audience appreciation is above Oscars and it's not like that that you always win everywhere. We possessed something better than the others that's why we were nominated under 9 categories and won 3 and it's not a small deal."

Worthington is in the war zone once again with his onscreen avatar of Perseus, a half human and half god in Clash of the Titans, which releases in India on April 2.

Distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, the Louis Leterrrier directed film will see the widest release of a Hollywood film in India with 800 prints.

The film also stars Ralph Fiennes as Hades, God of the Underworld and the primary villain, Liam Neeson as Zeus, the leader of the Gods of Mount Olympus and Perseus' father and Bond girl Gemma Arterton.

The actor says working with Fiennes and Neeson was like a dream come true. "It was a beautiful dream come true. I was an infant in front of those legendary icons," he says.

Incidentally, after his breakthrough film Terminator Salvation and Avatar, it is the third movie which will show Worthington battling with a duel personality. He was part man and part robot in 'Terminator' and part man and part alien in Avatar.

"Yes there is a conflict of personalities within myself in all the three films but I think it is a small part of my destiny," he says.

Worthington plays Perseus, who is pitted against the Greek gods and goddesses with their earth-shattering forces at their fingertips, and all the fierce and mysterious creatures and monsters they control. Perseus has to fights them all to claim his destiny. The actor says it was not difficult to play the larger-than-life character because mythology has been a part of his growing up years in Australia.

"I have grown up listening all those mythological stories in Australia. Though they might different from Greek but good always defeat evil. In 'Clash of the Titans', there are references from 1981 classic and we have modernize a little as the theme has to match with the current time," says
Worthington.

For all those fans, who are tired of seeing the actor in action roles, Worthington will soon star in a romantic drama.

"There are 200 per cent chances to see me flirting with ladies. Very soon you will see me in a romantic drama called Last Night opposite Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes," he says.