When Avengers: Endgame star Robert Downey Jr was all reward for Aamir Khan and referred to as him 'Tom Hanks of India'

by Jeremy Spirogis
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When RDJ praised Aamir Khan and referred to as him ‘extraordinary’& 

Key Highlights

  • Back in 2010, one of many largest Hollywood stars, Robert Downey Jr had spoken about Bollywood
  • He talked about watching Lagaan and the way Aamir Khan was “extraordinary”
  • Not simply that, he has additionally referred to as him “Tom Hanks of India”

If not for the 2008 blockbuster Iron Man and Robert Downey Jr’s unimaginable efficiency in it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe would not have been the largest field workplace juggernaut that it’s today. After the large success of Iron Man and across the launch of Iron Man 2 in 2010, Robert Downey Jr, who over the last decade went on to grow to be one of many largest Hollywood stars, talked about Bollywood and specifically, Aamir Khan. 

In an interview with Bombay Times, Robert recalled watching Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India and praised Aamir Khan’s efficiency in it. He not solely referred to as the Indian famous person extraordinary but additionally went on to match him with Hollywood legend, Tom Hanks. Caling Aamir Khan “Tom Hanks of India”, Robert Downey Jr advised the tabloid, “I happened to see Lagaan and believe Aamir Khan was extraordinary.”  

In the identical interview, he additionally talked about his impending go to to India and about Indian tradition. He stated, “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 boogie.” 

Well, it has been a decade and Robert Downey Jr is but to make his maiden journey to India. Before the discharge of Avengers: Endgame, he had a video convention with followers in a number of Indian cities. Reacting to the hysteria for him amongst the Indian followers, Robert Downey Jr had acknowledged, “Wow… I can’t believe it… This is incredible. I am humbled. I am going to bow in front of you… This is deeply appreciative. You guys are just amazing fans. I can’t wait. I cannot believe I haven’t been to India. I’m coming there so damn soon.” 

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As for Aamir Khan, his 2001 movie Lagaan was nominated for Oscars within the Best Foreign Film class and misplaced to No Man’s Land. Interestingly, whereas Robert Downey Jr in contrast him to Tom Hanks in 2010, the Dangal star is at present busy together with his upcoming movie, Laal Singh Chaddha, an Indian adaptation of Tom Hanks’ 1994 cult hit, Forrest Gump.

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