Will Smith in love with Bollywood
Multi-talented Hollywood actor Will Smith is in love with Bollywood and believes that the future of international cinema lies in a conjugal tie between the world's two largest entertainment industries.
The 'Independence Day' actor, whose latest superhero flick 'Hancock' is all set to release in India on July 11 is a self confessed Bollywood fan and looks forward to work in an Indian project.
"I think a marriage between Bollywood and Hollywood would yield outstanding results," Will Smith told PTI in an email interview.
Smith is currently exploring possibilities of working in an Indian film. "I would love to work in an Indian film. I have seen a couple of Bollywood movies which had impressed me a lot. I also had a word with Karan Johar. Lets see what's there in store," says the actor.
"I love Indian cinema and its actors. Their energy level is just incompatible. The songs and dances in Bollywood movies are just amazing," he added.
In the forthcoming movie 'Hancock', Smith plays the character of a superhero who saves countless lives but in the due course also unwittingly inflicts jaw-dropping damages to public property.
Directed by renowned Hollywood film director Peter Burg 'Hancock' is an action genre made on a budget of over US$ 150 million. Oscar winning actress Charlie Theron and actor Jason Bateman also star in the movie.
Smith, whose films 'Men in Black', 'I am Legend', 'Independence Day', 'Hitch' and 'Pursuit of Happiness' met with box-office success in India hopes that 'Hancock' would be a blockbuster. Smith has also co-produced the film.
"I thank the Indian audience with all my heart for watching my films with a keen interest and hope the same for 'Hancock' too. Indian audiences are very sensible. I expect that the film would receive warmth in manifolds," says the actor.
Nominated for a Golden Globe, two Academy Awards besides winning multiple Grammies Smith continues to enjoy a steady fan following world over.
The superstar is touched by the Indian hospitality and hopes that his next visit to the country would yield something fruitful.
"I received a lot of love and a hearty welcome in India. The way people say 'Namastey' has really touched my heart.I would surely love to come back to India and try and deal out something really good," he says.