He is the Hollywood superstar known for playing tough guys, but Russell Crowe wants a piece of Bollywood song and dance and is heading to India looking for the perfect story.
The Academy Award winning actor whose film Robin Hood opened the prestigious Cannes festival, has been in talks with Indian financiers and plans to star in the production too, reported Daily Mail online.
'I don't mean a typical Hollywood film that happens to be set in India, but a Bollywood film. The script would have to be right, and I'd have to understand completely what I was doing. But I will have a go," said Crowe.
The 46-year-old actor also wants to sing in the film and is keen on shaking a leg, desi style.
"I can do my own singing and I can dance a little bit. I'm in no hurry. But if something good comes my way, I will take it," said the Australian actor.
Crowe is keen on heading to India, though he does not speak a word of Hindi. The reason may be his love for music as he has long been lead singer and guitarist for his band 'Foot of Grunts', and earlier on in his career he starred in a musical or two, including 'The Rocky Horror' show.
The Indian flavour is omnipresent at this year's Cannes, with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur being a part of the jury.
The Indian government has sent a 45-member team to market India as a prime film destination during the Cannes Film Festival with an aim to attract well-known Hollywood and European studios.
Udaan, the directorial debut of Vikramaditya Motwane is to screen in A Certain Regard at the 63rd edition of the festival alongside films of veterans like Jean-Luc Godard and Manoel de Oliveira.
The last time an Indian film was shown in the same section was Murali Nair's Arimpara in 2003.
Image: Russell Crowe with wife Spenser at the world premiere of Robin Hood at Cannes| Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters