Monday, July 14, 2008

Aishwarya Rai was Will Smith's first choice

Aishwarya Rai was Will Smith's first choice for Hancock over Oscar-winning Charlize Theron but the actress declined. Smith, who by his own admission is a great fan of Aishwarya, is not disappointed and believes that they will share well on screen chemistry. “I would love to work with Aishwarya. She is gorgeous. I had even offered her roles with me. In fact for Hancock also she was my first preference over Charlize," he revealed.

The actor is still hopeful that would work together in future. "I received denials all the times, may be she had some justified problems. But of course, I will do anything to work with Aishwarya," said a hopeful Smith. "I would love to work in an Indian film. I have seen a couple of Bollywood movies which had impressed me a lot. I also had a word with Karan Johar. Let's see what's there in store," said the actor.

"I love Indian cinema and its actors. Their energy level is just incompatible. The songs and dances in Bollywood movies are just amazing," he added. Ask about his favourite Indian actors: and Smith, who was last seen in the much acclaimed Pursuit of Happyness comes up with a list of top most actors in Bollywood. Of course, Aishwarya figures on top followed by Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. "Amitabh Bachchan is a rocking man. Witnessing him and his mania all over India, I too have decided to rename myself to Big W. Shah Rukh Khan is another actor who is a great buzz there," says Smith.

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