In an all-India exclusive interview, Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner, best known as Marvel’s Hawkeye, talks about his trip to India and shooting with Anil Kapoor.
From playing gully cricket with young boys in Rajasthan to enjoying the whiff of Indian flavours to getting bewildered by the ‘desi’ wedding celebrations, there are many moments that Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner holds close to his heart from his first time in India, and thanks his buddy and actor Anil Kapoor for making him feel like a local in the country.
“My first time in India was wonderfully inspiring. I have led a fortunate life which enabled me to work and travel all over the world, but I could not come to India. I felt so blessed to finally make it to the country, and learn about this culture and community,” Renner tells us.
The 52-year-old actor, who is recuperating from a life threatening accident, which took place earlier this year, adds, “Every waking moment of every day in India meant learning about the culture itself”.
Opening about it further, the actor says, “I saw how families stay connected here.
Here, he thanks Kapoor for helping him bridge the culture gap, and embrace it all.
“Meeting Anil in India was just great. I didn’t see him after the release of Mission Impossible, which was in 2011. When I came here, it sparked the idea of calling out a friend who might be able to help me excel. I wanted to take all the help that I could get on this journey. Anil is a wonderful face and name of this culture and of India. In fact, he was a wonderful liaison, giving me a lot of insight, and helping me being a local here. He also has a passion for exactly what I’m doing as well. He was there for me as a friend, and I’m so thankful to him for being there for me,” says the actor.