I would love to work in a purely Indian film: Julian Sands

April 24th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Julian Sands Julian Sands is known for his 1989 cult film Warlock and his recent appearance in the popular American series – 24. He is now going to be seen next in IFC and Take one Productions’ The Bollywood Hero which is a 3 part comedy series. The series also stars Neha Dhupia, Rachna Shah and Chris Catan.

We caught up with Julian when he was recently in Mumbai to shoot for the series. Julian told us, “It is really funny, crazy and romantic to explore the Bollywood industry. I had a very happy time shooting here.” He further added, “Not many are aware that was not my first brush with Bollywood. Some years back I had worked in Esmayeel Shroff’s Bombay Talkies.”

Telling us further about his Mumbai experience, Julian said, “I visited the museums and found the city to be a melting pot of human experience. The city has every aspect of human condition and is a celebration of colour, smells and energy which is so intense and exciting. I have also traveled through the local trains and that was one amaxing experience.”

His 2 part comic series revolves around Kattan who is tired of being rejected as leading-man material in Hollywood, he burns his professional bridges in L.A. and ventures to India where he’s been promised a starring role in a Bollywood film. While in India, he encounters cultural differences and a system that, much to his shock, is even more severe than what he faced in Hollywood. About the series he revealed it is a film within a film “Neha Dhupia plays my love interest in the film. It is a spoof on Bollywood.”

About what is next on his plate he revealed, “I would love to work in a purely Indian film. But now I will be going back to L.A and by the end of April, I will start shooting for Charles Darwin’s In the Summer which is being directed by a first time director.” -Sampurn Media
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