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'Aamir Khan is Tom Hanks of India,' says Robert Downey Jr

tabloid Updated: Nov 04, 2010 19:09 IST
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Guess who is the magnet that draws the Iron Man to him. Robert Downey Jr seems rather impressed with Aamir Khan's performance in his film Lagaan so much that he referred to him as the 'Tom Hanks of India'.

The star openly confessed his admiration for Aamir’s talent. "I happened to see Lagaan and believe me Aamir Khan was extra-ordinary," Robert told a news daily.

Aamir Khan's films have been screened at several international film festivals, his film Lagaan even got him a nomination at the Oscars so it comes as no surprise that he collects quite a fan following.

Robert Downey JrBut it's not just Aamir that has attracted Downey Jr to India. The Sherlock Holmes star is rather fascinated by the country's culture and is even keen to visit soon, reported Spicezee.

"India is a land waiting to happen for me and I would love to visit it as soon as I get a chance. All that comes to mind when I hear of this country is diversity, vibrancy and Bollywood boogie".

The star is even attracted to the classic Indian beauty, he says, "What comes to my mind first if I were to describe Indian women would be dark eyes and hair which attracts me most."

When asked as to what turns him on and off in a woman, he said, "I guess intelligence... oh forget it, I can`t fool nobody — she`s got to be HOT! For put offs, I would say ... probably a blonde, oh no wait they are fun."

Well, now we know why there's such variety in Jr's ladies!