Bollywood tends to have a crazy effect on people, no matter where they’re from. From crazed-up fans climbing up trees to get just a small glance at a Bollywood star, or to start getting their bodies permanently tattooed, in an attempt to get their favourite stars to notice them, we’ve seen it all. But, did you ever know that the world’s greatest Hollywood stars too were Bollywood lovers? I mean, obviously, what’s not to love about the colourful and beautiful art that is Indian cinema?
From Tom Cruise (yes) to Daniel Radcliffe, these stars have gone out of their way to let us know that they too, like us, love Bollywood!
Here are 10 Hollywood dynamos who have revealed their love for Bollywood (and yes, they’re JUST like us when it comes to singing and dancing):
1. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has admitted that he is a fan of Sonam Kapoor. His love for Bollywood has been spotted when he said to a newspaper, that he would never ever say no to any Bollywood film if offered.
2. Gerard Butler
Gerard is a Scottish actor who admitted that he auditioned for Indian film Lagaan. He is such a huge fan of Priyanka Chopra that he had once proposed her to marry him.
3. Kristen Stewart
Kristen once made a comment on Hrithik Roshan, which didn’t sit well with her then-boyfriend Robert Pattinson. She said, “If someone offers me a good script, I would love to work in a Bollywood film. I would love to work with Hrithik Roshan. He is such a wonderful actor and so good-looking.” She also said, “In fact, if I have a boy, I would want him to look like Hrithik Roshan, but with Rob’s eyes.”
4. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean is a huge fan of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He once said that She is the ideal co-star from Bollywood that he would ever want.
5. Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe is loved by millions of Indians for his portrayal of Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. But he himself is very fond of Shah Rukh Khan. He reportedly said- “Shah Rukh Khan is really famous in Britain and I’m really fond of him. He is definitely an epitome of style and class.”
6. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone once thanked Salman Khan on Twitter for asking his fans to follow the action superstar. And Sylvester expressed his gratitude by replying: “Would like to thank the super talented Indian superstar SALMAN KHAN for the compliment. We should do an ACTION FILM together!”. His inclination towards Bollywood and Salman Khan is open to all.
7. Robert Pattinson
Twilight’s superstar openly shares his fondness towards Shah Rukh Khan and movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. He was asked if he has watched any Indian film, he replied: “Yes I have, I have seen Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. I believe the movies made in India are high on emotional aspects.”
8. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s much-rumoured entry in the Bigg Boss house has been a matter of controversies and speculations for a long time. She also admitted once that she would love to do a Bollywood film. She said – I would love to work with both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. But I would love to work with Salman Khan first.
9. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan had worked with Mallika Sherawat. He has openly accepted that he loves Bollywood and even work for free or on discount if needed to be.
10. Julia Roberts
When Julia Roberts came to India to shoot for her film, Eat Pray Love, she was swarmed by Indian paparazzi, who (obviously) asked her about her Bollywood prospects. It was then revealed that the actress loves Bollywood and that she was open to an all-out Bollywood film!