Puno ng papuri sa Pilipinas at mga Pilipino ang dalawang Indian actors at Bollywood stars na sina Kunal Kapoor at Amyra Dastur dahil sa magandang experience nila sa kanilang unang pagpunta rito.
Pareho raw nilang na-enjoy ang kanilang pagbisita rito sa ating bansa.
Kuwento ni Kunal, “I’ve been in the country for not less than twenty-four hours, and I am just really struck by how warm and wonderful the people here are.
“Right from the airport, you know when I got off the plane, and I didn’t know which hotel I would be staying.
“So they asked me to fill up a form; I think if it was in another country, it would be like, ‘We’ll let you find a hotel and then we’ll let you go.’
“And then this lady came to me and asked, ‘What are you here for?’ I said, ‘I’m an actor.’
“She said, ‘Wow, you’re an actor.’ She was really, really kind.
“And when I got in the hotel, there was someone who helped me with my bags.
“So it was wonderful, the people have just been absolutely wonderful… I’m really happy to be here.”
Papuri naman ni Amyra, “I can honestly say that ever since I started working, I think this is the most hospitable place I’ve ever been to.
“So, thank you all; everyone here gives you a smile, it’s so lovely, it’s so nice.
“I feel like I’m at home anyway. There’s just happiness around, and I love the vibe in this area.”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sina Kunal at Amyra nang maging special guests sila sa launching ng Zee Sine o Z Sine noong Setyembre 14 sa Hotel Novotel.
Ang Zee Sine ang first 24/7 Tagalized Bollywood movie Channel in the Philippines. Handog ito ng Cignal TV in partnership with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
FILIPINO FANS. Natutuwa rin sina Kunal at Amyra na magkakaroon na sila ng Filipino fans kapag napanood na ang kanilang mga pelikula.
Sabi ni Kunal, “That would be amazing. I’m really happy to see that, hopefully, there will be people who will like our work.
“And, hopefully, there will be more people who’ll start watching Indian films.”
Dagdag naman ni Amyra, “About creating Filipino fans, I’m really happy that as an actor we can actually build our fanbase internationally.
“And I think that this is a fantastic platform to do so.”
Dahil Tagalized ang Bollywood movies sa Zee Sine, curious sila kung paano ida-dub sa Tagalog ang kanilang mga pelikula.
Ayon kay Kunal, “I love to see that actually, that would be a lot of fun.
“I really like to watch the channel and see how that ends up sounding.”
Inamin din ni Kunal at maging ni Amyra na nai-dub na sa ibang dialect at lengguwahe ang iba nilang pelikula. Pero first time nga sa Tagalog kaya pareho silang excited.
MAKING MOVIES IN RP. Kung mabibigyan daw ng pagkakataon gusto rin nina Kunal at Amyra na makagawa ng pelikula dito sa Pilipinas.
Mas exciting pa raw kung makakasama nila ang sikat na mga artistang Pinoy.
Sabi ni Kunal, “Yes, I would love to. In fact, I heard so much about the movies here.
And I heard that the people here love romance and comedy, and we love that stuff, as well.
“So, it would be interesting, and I would love to watch a few films and, if possible, remake them in Hindi language.”
Ayon naman kay Amyra, “I would love to shoot in the beaches here.
“That would be amazing, that would be incredible.”
FILMOGRAPHY. Kabilang sa Bollywood movies na nagawa ni Kunal ay ang Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2004); Rang De Basanti (2006); Hattrick (2007); Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007); Aaja Nachle (2007); Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008); Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008); Lamhaa (2010); Don 2 (2011); Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012), at Kaun Kitne Paani Mein (2015).
May tatlong pelikula siyang ipalalabas pa lang – Dear Zindagi, Raagdesh, at Veeram.
Pinakamalaki sa mga ito ang pinagbibidahan niyang Veeram, na isang epic historical drama film na hango sa play na Macbeth ni William Shakespeare.
Si Amyra naman ay napanood sa mga pelikulang Issaq (2013), Anegan (2015), at Mr. X (2015).
Excited naman si Amyra sa ginagawa niyang bagong pelikula na Kung Fu Yoga, dahil ang bida rito ay si Jackie Chan.
Na-starstruck nga raw siya nang makaeksena niya ang sikat na international actor.
Mapapanood ang Tagalized movie ni Amyra na Issaq sa September 24, 8pm, sa Zee Sine Channel 19 sa Cignal TV.
Ang pelikula naman ni Kunal na Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana ay mapapanood sa September 24, 11pm.
Available ito sa Channel 19 with Cignal Postpaid plan 290 and up and Cignal Prepaid Premium 300 and up.