John Travolta: I am a big fan of Hindi films

Published: April 29, 2014


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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (L) dances with Hollywood actor John Travolta on stage during the fourth and final day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, April 26, 2014. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
IANS 

Tampa Bay – American actor John Travolta Friday said he is a big fan of Hindi films and feels they are “very originl and full of life”.

“I liked ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ which wasn’t a bollywood film but somewhat reflects India. I recently saw ‘Ram Leela’… I find Hindi films very original and full of life, they capture your attention and have universal themes, so yes I am a big fan of Hindi films,” Travolta said at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2014 here.

He said that Bollywood’s influence was felt more widely and that musicals in Hollywood were rare.

“Anil Kapoor and Aamir Khan are among few actors I’ve interacted with. I think Bollywood actors have an amazing script sense. I’m confident that they can help develop the connection between the two industries,” he added.

“I think Bollywood has no inhibitions and that reflets in their movies. It’ll be great to watch the same in Hollywood films.

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John Travolta attends a press conference during the IIFA Awards week at Hilton Tampa Downtown on April 26, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

“The video ‘Exotic’ was beautiful. Priyanka and Pitbull were amazing and that exemplified what should be. I’ve always felt acting, song and dance should go in sync. I’ve always been more satisfied doing both. I wish people get more excited about musicals.”

When asked whom would he like to work with in Bollywood, he said, “I liked the girl in ‘Ram Leela’. She is amazing. She is great… I’ve also watched ’3 Idiots’, ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Krishh’.”

Explaining the difference between award ceremonies in the West and in India, he said: “I think an award like IIFA has a lot of credibility. In the West we have several award ceremonies, and each claims to be bigger than the other. But this ceremony of Bollywood is recognised internationally. I’m happy to be a part of the grand celebration this year and hope we continue to build good connections and keep making good movies.”

The 15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend kicked off in Tampa Bay, Florida April 23. The event will come to an end Friday evening.

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