Robert Downey Jr, greatest identified for enjoying the position of Tony Stark or Iron Man in MCU motion pictures, as soon as showered reward 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 stated, “I happened to see Lagaan and believe Aamir Khan was extraordinary. India is a land waiting to happen for me and I would love to visit it as soon as I get a chance. All that comes to mind when I hear of this country is diversity, vibrancy, and Bollywood.”
He additionally reportedly referred to as him the “Tom Hanks of India.” Interestingly, Aamir goes to star within 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 the world over and was accepted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as top-of-the-line overseas movies of the 12 months however misplaced of Bosnian battle movie No Man’s Land.
Downey Jr shouldn’t be the one fan of Lagaan in Hollywood and even MCU. James Gunn, who has helmed the Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel Studios, additionally stated it’s most likely considered one of his favorite Indian movies in response to a Twitter consumer’s query.
Meanwhile, Downey Jr has signed up for his next starring role. In a collection for HBO and A24, he’ll play the position of a number of antagonists in a TV adaptation of Vietnamese-American creator Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer.