The 23-year-old says she would also like to work in Lollywood,
Tollywood and even Nollywood, referring to the Pakistani, South
Indian and Nigerian film industries and admires Netflix for its
variety of content and global accessibility.
"Definitely Hollywood is something, a destination that you
really reach after, maybe a couple of years after kind of
finding your feet in Indian cinema, in Bollywood," Bhatt told
Reuters in an interview.
"Iím going to step into it maybe a little slower, but definitely
I have plans."
She is following a well-worn path, with Priyanka Chopra and
Irrfan Khan already making their mark in America. Chopra, who
stars in the television series "Quantico", has also bagged a
role in the upcoming "Baywatch" film.
Bhatt, who has just seven films under her belt, said she admired
the work of Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence.
ďJennifer Lawrence is somebody I really look up to because I
really like the kind of choices she makes. Sheíll do the 'Hunger
Games' but then sheíll also do the 'Silver Linings Playbook',"
"So I probably want to start with like a 'Silver Linings
Playbook', something more where thereís more scope for
performance, you know, because I feel like thatís where Iíll
Bhatt's most recent role was in "Utda Punjab", a crime drama
which looks at the issue of drugs in India's Punjab region, and
was widely celebrated for her performance in the film in which
she also sang.
"You can say actingís my husband and singing is my boyfriend.
Itís a long-term commitment with my acting. Singing is something
that Iím really, really fond of, but I donít know how far I can
take that in my life," Bhatt said.
Her father is the renowned filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and while she
says it has been difficult to shake off her father's legacy, she
feels she is starting to be recognized on her own merit.
Upcoming films include "Dear Zindagi", which stars Bollywood
megastar Shah Rukh Khan, of whom Bhatt is a big fan.
(Editing by Louise Ireland)
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