Monday, December 11, 2006
George Clooney wants to appear in a Bollywood film, report says
December 07, 2006
NEW DELHI (AP) - George Clooney says he'd like to appear in one of India's spectacular song-and-dance movies.
"I'd love to. There are some filmmakers whose films when you see (them) you say, 'That could be an interesting story to tell,"' the 45-year-old actor said in an interview Thursday on the private CNN-IBN channel.
Clooney said he's a fan of Bollywood, India's prolific Hindi film industry, and is impressed by the way it has expanded.
"I was watching a film the other day and the music was just amazing. It's become such a huge industry," he said.
"There is a small market in the (United) States as of now, but it will be fun if it catches on because it is such a positive way of looking at filmmaking and I really love that. I truly think it's fun," he said.
Clooney, a favourite among India's English-speaking middle and upper classes, won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2005's "Syriana."
"It seems like the Indian filmmakers are pushing boundaries in terms of pushing the censors. I think it's (Bollywood) an interesting place for filmmakers to go," he said.
Clooney's upcoming movie, "The Good German," will be released by Warner Bros. in the United States later this month. It will be released in India next year.
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