Indians won’t like to see me sing and dance: Colin Farrell

By Dibyojyoti Baksi, IANS
Thursday, December 16, 2010

DUBAI - Irish actor Colin Farrell says he can go to any place to work, but feels it would be a disaster if he sings and dances in a Bollywood movie.

“I am an actor and I can travel anywhere for it. I don’t think Indians would want me to sing and dance. I can bring the whole infrastructure and the economy down with one song,” Farrell, who’s here for the screening of his film “The Way Back” at the 7th Dubai International Film Festival, told IANS.

Based on Slavomir Rawicz’s acclaimed novel, “The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom”, the film tells the story of soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and made their way to India. It has been directed by six-time Oscar nominated Peter Weir.

“It’s a very old fashioned film. It’s an epic film in its scale, in its size and in its scope,” said Farrell about the movie that also stars Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan in important roles.

Farrell enjoys a huge fan following in Dubai and it was evident when he stepped out of his car to attend the screening of his film. The crowd went crazy, screaming and shouting.

The star obliged many by allowing them to click his pictures and even signed autographs.

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