The Chainsmokers: We want to act in a Bollywood movie with Priyanka Chopra now!

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Sep 09, 2017 02:39 PM IST

The American DJ duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall performed in Delhi and Mumbai (and had planned to meet Shah Rukh Khan). Their response to a possible brush with Bollywood is: “Hell, yeah!”

Thousands of fans in Delhi-NCR swayed to the music of American DJ duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, popularly known as The Chainsmokers. The venue was Greater Noida on Friday. A day earlier, they had performed in Mumbai.

Globally renowned music duo The Chainsmokers collaborated with Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra for their song Erase.
Globally renowned music duo The Chainsmokers collaborated with Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra for their song Erase.

In an exclusive interview, Alex, 32, and Andrew, 27, who collaborated with actor Priyanka Chopra for the 2012 track Erase, tell us that they want to act with her in a film. “We have no plans as of now, but we’re open to working with her again,” says Alex. Andrew quickly adds, “We want to act with her now. We have already done a song [together], so now we want to act in a Bollywood movie with her!”

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They had plans to meet actor Shah Rukh Khan, though that fell through. “We were supposed to meet Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai, but because of the schedule everything got messed. He seems pretty cool, we wouldn’t mind hanging around with him. He looks like a pretty cool dude who would be easy to get along with,” says Alex.

So, are they interested in Bollywood films? “Hell, yeah!” they say, almost in unison.

The Chainsmokers are currently on their Road to Ultra concert tour. At the Greater Noida show, fan frenzy peaked as they performed tracks such as Something Just Like This, Don’t Let Me Down, and a mashup of their covers.

Talking about how both of them have been in contact with their Indian fans, Alex says, “I’ve been talking to a bunch of kids on Instagram and they were already nice and excited. I had asked everyone on Twitter what songs they like and we got [a] bunch of responses.”

Their 2016 track Closer became a worldwide rage and got them superstardom overnight. However, in their mind, they’re still “kids” who like cool music.

“That song gave us an identity,” says Alex. “In a lot of cases with DJs, people know their music but don’t know [what] they look like. But then Closer became a hit song and we were performing it on various platforms. We felt famous for the first time, which feels really strange because till date, we’re still the same kids who are trying to make cool music.”

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    Yashika Mathur writes on Bollywood and television, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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