Imran Khan, who has dubbed his voice for a character in the Hindi version of animation movie ‘Rio 2’, says that he is not eager to act in Hollywood. According to him, Hollywood does not offer enough good characters to Indian actors.
“I absolutely have no interest in working in Hollywood. I think you (Indian actors) get to be the nurse, someone who repairs a computer, or the hero’s roommate, etc. I think they (Hollywood filmmakers) don’t write good roles for Indians.” said Aamir Khan’s nephew to Bollywood Life.
Other actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan have no such agitations in doing roles offered to them by international films.
“Every actor will make a choice that is correct for them. The kind of roles that are offered to Indian actors are not very interesting. With no disrespect to anyone I think one gets to do a glorified special appearance. So no interest, I am very happy to work in India.” Khan added.
Khan, when inquired whether he would approve if he is offered a descent role in Hollywood, says resentfully, “As an actor if there is a very exciting role, I would be very happy to do it. But my observation, as I said earlier, is that those roles don’t come to the Indians. They come to us when they need to sell their films in Hindi.”
‘Rio 2’, the sequel to superhit Hollywood flick ‘Rio’ released in 2011, features Khan and Sonakshi Sinha as the main voices of Blu and Jewel respectively. For Khan it had been a new and a “fantastic” experience.
He shares, “It was a little odd because normally when you are dubbing, you see your own face. You have to match it to the timing. The first day I had to guess when to move my lips and when to speak so it matched correctly.”
‘Rio 2’, directed by Carlos Saldanha is an adventure comedy set in the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro. It is to be released on April 11.