Robert Downey Jr, finest identified for enjoying the position of Tony Stark or Iron Man in MCU motion pictures, as soon as showered praise on Bollywood famous person Aamir Khan, particularly his 2001 Oscar-nominated epic sports activities drama Lagaan.
In an interview given to Bombay Times in 2010, Downey Jr said, “I occurred to see Lagaan and imagine Aamir Khan was extraordinary. India is a land ready to occur for me and I’d love to go to it as quickly as I get an opportunity. All that involves thoughts once I hear of this nation is variety, vibrancy, and Bollywood.”
He additionally reportedly referred to as him the “Tom Hanks of India.” Interestingly, Aamir is going to star in the Hindi remake of Hanks’ Oscar-winning Forrest Gump referred to as Laal Singh Chaddha.
Directed and co-written by Ashutosh Gowariker, Lagaan was an enormous hit throughout the world and was accepted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the finest overseas movies of the 12 months however misplaced of Bosnian warfare movie No Man’s Land.
Downey Jr is not the solely fan of Lagaan in Hollywood and even MCU. James Gunn, who has helmed the Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel Studios, additionally said it is in all probability one of his favorite Indian movies in response to a Twitter consumer’s query.
Meanwhile, Downey Jr has signed up for his subsequent starring position. In a sequence for HBO and A24, he will play the position of a number of antagonists in a TV adaptation of Vietnamese-American writer Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer.