She fell in love with the larger than life stories of Bollywood while working on “Moulin Rouge!” Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman says she is eager to take the plunge into the Hindi filmdom and is waiting for someone to approach her with a script.
The Hollywood actress and humanitarian shared her views about Indian film industry while talking about her life as a star and beyond camera on Saturday at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2015 here.
When asked about why she has not worked in Hindi films, the actress quipped: “I’ve never been offered!”.
“We stole a lot from Bollywood on ‘Moulin Rouge!’ as you probably well aware. I watched a lot of Bollywood films and when we did ‘Moulin Rouge!’ we would sit in Baz Luhrmann’s (director) office and he would screen all these Bollywood films and that’s when I fell in love with them,” she said.
In the 2001 Australian-American musical film, Kidman played the role of a terminally ill cabaret actress and courtesan. And she asserted that it is not easy to emulate Bollywood musicals.
The actress, whose first acting role was of a sheep, grabbed everyone’s attention with her critically acclaimed performance in 1989 psychological thriller “Dead Calm”. Since then Kidman, who was previously married to actor Tom Cruise, hasn’t looked back.
When asked about the possibility of featuring in a Bollywood ‘masala’ entertainer replete with all the stereotypical gestures of Hindi movies like dancing around the trees or flowers brushing against each other hinting at physical intimacy, the actress said: “That sounds like my type of a movie.”
“I’m open to anything and looking for adventure. Where is the flower to kiss?”
While there is still time for Kidman to try her hand at Hindi entertainers, she is working on a film “Lion”, which is partially set in Kolkata. The film, which also stars British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel, has been shot in Tasmania.
“It’s about a young boy, from Kolkata, who is adopted by an Australian woman and it’s a true story and he wrote a book which is unbelievably emotional. It’s a beautiful story about him finding his birth mother and having two mothers.
“It’s an emotional story about finding his birth mother,” said the mother of four children.
She is currently married to country music star Keith Urban.