Would you like to star in a Bollywood movie? Any international actor visiting India is asked this question and when put to Jackie Chan, his answer was an emphatic "definitely, absolutely".
The 'Rush Hour' star, who enjoys a huge fan following in India, inaugurated the first ever China Film Festival which opened with Chan-directed 'The Chinese Zodiac'. The actor-director-producer also took to mic to perform his popular song 'Country' live for the Indian audience.
In a press conference earlier, Chan, who introduced Mallika Sherawat to the world through his 2005 film 'The Myth', charmed the media by declaring his love for all things Indian -- be it Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots', Bollywood or dishes like 'Kadahi chicken' and 'biryani'.
"10 years ago I stayed in India for a month shooting my film 'The Myth' here with Mallika (Sherawat). I saw lot of movies and watched MTV. I love the singing and dancing. I am a good singer. I hope that Indian directors call me with good roles. Actually, I am a very good actor and not only fight, fight, fight," he said amid laughter.
When asked who his favourite Indian actor was, a perplexed Chan said, "Forget it... I forget the name."
He recovered soon to add, "So many.. there are so many good Bollywood films not only '3 Idiots' which are not introduced to the world. There is not enough promotion. I know there are many action stars here and beautiful women.
Choreographers are really really good, probably the best in the world."
The actor may be enchanted by Indian choreography but he does not find himself good when it comes to dancing to a Bollywood number.
"The only problem is my head. I can't move it. Hand is okay everyone in Hollywood, they can move their head."
Chan said he was looking forward to see the two countries cooperate in film production as together they would make the world's biggest market.
"Today China is the second biggest film market in the world and in the next few years it would be the biggest market in the world. Same thing is with Bollywood. You are 1.2 billion people you have 12000. You are going to be a big market soon and when you are a big market everybody is coming to you, trying to understand your culture... it is a chain."