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‘Indian women are hot’

Daniel Radcliffe is fast shedding his boyish image on screen as his latest film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is all set for its release.

hollywood Updated: Nov 15, 2010 15:40 IST
Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain
Hindustan Times

English lad Daniel Radcliffe first played Harry Potter when he was only 11. He has acted in all the Potter series that have also been Hollywood’s biggest grossing films ever. As the most-awaited last book in the JK Rowling adaptation series —

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

— gears up to hit the screens on November 19, Radcliffe says that he will act in films that are completely different from the his wizard charactar. “People will now get to see Daniel Radcliffe! The boyish hero is gone,” he states.

Radcliffe, who once stood in a queue to get cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s autograph, says, he likes Shah Rukh Khan and finds “Indian women hot”. The actor also expresses his desire to work in an Indian movie if offered a role he can do justice to. Though it’s been tough, Radcliffe says he has finally accepted the fact that he will never have the Harry Potter make-up again. After being associated with the Potter series for almost a decade, the actor says bidding adieu to his loved character was difficult. “I will miss being Harry the most,” he says.

It was reported that he cried on the last day of the shoot of the Potter series. He doesn’t deny it. “Absolutely. I was struck with the feeling of ‘what next?’ And it was the first time ever that I even saw Rupert cry!” So, has anything about him changed in all these years? “Nothing much, apart from the fact I look older now,” Radcliffe laughs.

At the onset of his film’s release, the actor admits to being over anxious and says he will always credit all the future opportunities that come his way to being a part of Harry Potter. “I will always be in gratitude for the fame and acceptance the movie has brought me. It would be highly unfair to mark credit to one person since this whole series belongs to the thousands of people who have been associated with it for all these years,” he says.

First Published: Nov 15, 2010 14:33 IST