Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who has proven to be a big fan of all things desi, recently expressed his appreciation for Bollywood, suggesting he’s ‘mastered’ the art of being able to match dance moves to the tunes of the music between the cuts. and moments of action, depending on Hindustan times.
Sharing his extensive knowledge of Indian culture, Gyllenhaal said, “I know a lot about Indian cuisine and Indian movies. In fact, Indian culture is so beautiful, even Indian literature. I happen to be reading an amazing book right now. I mean there are so many things about India that are amazing.
the Somnambulist The actor went on to reveal that he was even inspired by Eastern culture and was specifically a Bollywood enthusiast. “I am inspired by Indian culture, especially Indian films. Bollywood movies inspire me so much… The creativity in them, a lot of the acting in them. I think the skills of so many Bollywood actors are simply unmatched.
On what he finds most exciting in Bollywood films, Gyllenhaal remarked, “Being able to sing, dance and perform at the same time is a real requirement, which we don’t really have much of in Hollywood. I have so much admiration for cinema and acting that comes from India.
Provided food is “of the utmost importance” to Gyllenhaal, the actor has been known to keep bringing up food in his conversations. “I love it. I love food, whether it’s from India or LA,” he claimed. So about desi food, which is mostly spicy enough for Westerners, Gyllenhaal confessed: “I didn’t start [talking] about the food again because that’s probably number one for me.” He also complimented the vibrant Indian fashion, “Plus I mean the colors, the fashion in the country is amazing.”
The Spider-Man: Far From Home actor visited India just before the pandemic and today he feels blessed to have been able to make the trip. “I was there a few years ago, just before the pandemic. I feel blessed to have been able to be there, even for a short time. You found in me a big fan of India.
When asked if, with his tendency to explore a plethora of complicated characters on screen, Gyllenhaal has mostly attracted villain roles, the Prisoners actor shared, “Well, that’s not necessarily true. For example, my character in Ambulance is a complicated person because he was brought up in a certain way, because of which he plans to rob a bank. But his intention is to help his brother, who has just passed away. ‘a good place.
Discussing the challenges of working in confined spaces, Gyllenhaal said: “In the case of a project like Guilty, it was a very advantageous situation, because sometimes those constrictions and constraints give way to incredible creativity. It calls on you to bring your tools and your experience. But when a movie like Ambulance is shot in a small space, we showed the real space of an ambulance, which became very difficult to play, move around and shoot a movie for several months.
Shooting the film made him realize that people “save people’s lives in these vehicles”. It helped him develop an understanding and admiration for first responders that he never would have known. “I’ve seen ambulances pass by me many times… It gave me so much admiration for the people doing the real work there. They cross to keep someone alive. It’s just breathtaking. So playing in it was not comparable to what they do. We get our share of scratches and bruises on the hard edges, but those are the real heroes,” he concluded.
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