Akshay Kumar interviews Hollywood star Denise Richards on her first Bollywood film Kambhakkht Ishq in this exclusive conversation. Read on…
Akshay Kumar (AK): We have Denise Richards here with me... So, Denise, what do you think about being in the Indian Film Industry?
Denise Richards (DR): Kambhakkht Ishq (KI) was my first Bollywood film and I didn't not know what to expect from it. But I felt very comfortable. Bollywood is a very catchy phrase, it sounds cool. All of you welcomed me and made feel so comfortable. Thank you. You all are very helpful and very fun people and I love that.
AK: Have you seen any Bollywood film?
DR: I have 3 movies in my bag and I am going to go home and watch all the 3 movies.
AK: All 3 are my movie. (Laughs)
DR: I have heard Akshay Kumar is a very big star and I am so honored and flattered to work with a big star like him.
AK: I must tell you, DR has done some romantic scenes with me which are typically Bollywood style, in the Indian way. So did you find any difference in that?
DR: I find this Bollywood movie to be more passionate than a romantic comedy in America. The emotions are bigger here and there is much more passion here which I like.
AK: Is emotion different between Hollywood and Bollywood?
DR: No I think for this movie in particular the intention is the same. The woman is in love with the man and the other woman is sad seeing the man go. So the intention is the same. The intention is the same as far as a romantic comedy is concerned. Bollywood movies are bigger and more passionate of course.
AK: Would you do another movie here?
DR: Yes, I would love to do another Bollywood movie.
AK: There is a shot where DR gives all her shopping bags to me and when I am walking with her I fall down.
DR: He is the biggest action star and in that particular scene I think that you really fell. But I also thought that when we both were walking down the steps in a scene, like Spartans you were little clumsy and that was very cute. And I do find that most action stars like Pierce Brosnan are a little clumsy and that's very cute, endearing and sweet.
AK: I think that it's very natural also. Basically a man when he is walking, he is a little clumsy somewhere or the other, especially carrying so many bags, like 10 - 15 of them. I think we are clumsy.
DR: But it was very easy working with them. Doing a romantic comedy, in my very first scene, coming out of a pool I had to kiss him and all that and it can be very awkward and uncomfortable sometimes.
AK: Were you uncomfortable?
DR: No, you were very nice. You made me feel so comfortable which was very nice and very much at ease. The director is so sweet and is like a big kid and laughs a lot and he likes to collaborate and give ideas. He made me feel so comfortable as well, it's intimidating. Everyone made me feel very comfortable, especially the director.
AK: I must tell you that our director Sabbir Khan has done a very good job. This is his first film and for the first time Sabbir is directing the whole crew and I think he is done a great job.