Lynn Collins longs to do Indian film

John Carter actor gives credit to Bollywood stars for their acting skills.

hollywood Updated: Feb 18, 2012 17:59 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times

She’s mostly remembered for her role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). But what many don’t know is that Hollywood actor Lynn Collins has worked with Manoj Bajpai in an Indo-American film called Return To Rajapur (2006).

According to her, Bollywood’s “drama” is what she is awestruck by. Talking about the “incredible” ability of Bollywood actors to express a myriad of emotions in a film spanning only a few hours, she adds, “It’s so entertaining. They showcase so many different emotions onscreen, and even sing and dance.”

Though she claims to be a regular consumer of Hindi films, Lynn can’t recall the last one she watched. “I would love to work with Manoj again,” smiles the actor, who is longing to be part of Bollywood to play such “challenging roles”.

Directed by Nanda Anand, a major part of Return To Rajapur was filmed in Rajasthan. Recalling how she loved that part of the country, she says, “I fell in love with that place, especially Jaisalmer and Jaipur. I didn’t have the time to travel a lot in India and I regret not having been able to do so. The truth is that I miss the country and want to come again soon.”

On March 9 this year, Lynn will return to the big screen with the science-fiction action flick, John Carter. Largely based on author Edgar Rice Burroughs’s novel A Princess of Mars, the film revolves around how John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is mysteriously transported to a fictional planet modeled on Mars.

John becomes part of a conflict between the various nations of the planet and Lynn plays the role of Princess Dejah Thoris. “My character is a regent of science, apart from being a great warrior.

She also tries to save her nation along with Carter. The film has a lot of action, since there is a full-fledged sword-fighting scene among other stunts,” says Lynn.

Ask the actor whether she had any trouble shooting for the action scenes and she smiles, “It was quite easy, actually. I’m trained in martial, and both my parents are martial artistes,” says Lynn.

First Published: Feb 18, 2012 15:10 IST