2011 Interview – Daily News and Analysis
Original Link: http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_i-would-love-to-work-with-ekta-again-says-sendhil-ramamurthy_1554038
Author: Prachi Kadam
Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy has starred in a handful of Hollywood TV series and acted in a few films too. Recently, he was seen in the Bollywood film Shor In the City alongside actor Preeti Desai. Despite acting in a Hindi film, Sendhil has far from mastered speaking Hindi. However, the actor doesn’t mind doing roles that will suit his persona and prefers English roles.
Talking about filmmaker Ekta Kapoor, who roped him for Shor… he says, “I really got along with Ekta. I like the fact that she is a strong, successful woman. I have been surrounded by strong women my entire life — from my mom, sister, my wife, and my agent who has represented me since the day I left drama school. I feel very comfortable around strong, intelligent women. Ekta went out of her way to make me feel at home, during my time in Mumbai. If a project comes along that I truly like, yes, I would love to work with Ekta again.”
Ask him about his take on Indian films and he responds, “It seems like more movies are coming out of India that are trying to appeal to a global audience. And why not? From a producer’s point of view, it opens up markets and opportunities to make money. The film business is global and Indian studios have started to realise this which is why they cater to international markets now.”
What about Hollywood offers? “As far as Hollywood offers go, I am currently shooting for Covert Affairs in Toronto. The film is Doug Liman’s (The Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum, and Mr & Mrs. Smith director) new show about the CIA and I play a CIA agent in it. I am shooting till the end of October, which is why I was unable to be in Mumbai for all the promotion of Shor… I’m really gutted about that,” he says.
Quiz him about his expectations from the projects he takes on and he says, “I never have expectations about the projects I am in. I don’t see the point, since you have no control over it. Obviously, I hope people enjoy my films.”