Salman Hayek has lavished praise on Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ The White Tiger, revealing that it is one of the recent Indian films that she liked. The actress in a recent interview spoke about PeeCee and shared that she loves working with Indian actors. Besides, Priyanka, The White Tiger also starred Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao in the lead.
Talking about the film, Salma hailed The White Tiger as a different film and said, “But how many original films have you seen coming from America that made you go, 'Oh, that's different? Actually, there was an Indian film I really liked, with Priyanka Chopra (Jonas), The White Tiger. Now that was different.”
She also spoke about how she did not get roles because of her Latino roots and said, “The reason I didn't get a lot of parts is that I was Latina, but I know there are 60 million Latinas so I understood they were missing out on a huge market. I thought it was very narrow-minded, but eventually, somebody's going to do the math. It took a while, but they got there.”
Salma further spoke about the difference between American and non-American actors and quipped, “The American actors are great, but they don't have the custom of going out to dinner. They like to go to bed early, to be at the gym at six in the morning. When you're Mexican or Indian, you hang out, you finish your meal, you keep talking, and you keep talking. I felt at home.” Salma will be seen in Marvel’s Eternals that also stars Angelina Jolie, Kit Harrington, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Gil Birmingham and Harish Patel. It is directed by Chloe Zhao.
(Source: Vogue India)