Things Shahrukh and Brad Pitt Said in Mumbai Today

The 53-year-old actor is busy promoting his Netflix film, War Machine, across the world and his next stop is said to be India, according to sources.

After making a stylish statement at the premiere of his co-production in Japan earlier this week, Pitt opted for an ill-fitted suit for his India outing.

Pitt, whose visit to India was kept under wraps, had a fun time interacting with the charismatic Shah Rukh, who is known for his witty one-liners. He admits that with a family around, production work helps in keeping a balance since acting commitments are very demanding. "You can't really get into a character if you have to do song and dance every 20 minutes". Khan also pointed that doing "regular roles [away from formulaic fare] was more hard".

And before Pitt could be asked the obvious question about whether he'd be interested in taking a shot at Bollywood, he said, "I would never make it in Bollywood because I can't dance".

We've all come to terms with the fact that some of Hollywood and Bollywood's top actors could well be just a couple of kilometres away, filming their latest projects, even as we go about our daily life.

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A leading daily was quoted saying that Brad Pitt and Shah Rukh Khan began their chat with talking about dancing.

Shah Rukh, 51, revealed he became Pitt's fan after watching the 1995 film "Twelve Monkeys" and also praised his performance in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". I constantly look for something new and we (he and SRK) have been fortunate to survive our mistakes along the way.

Khan also took the moment to talk about the challenges Hindi cinema is likely to face in the future. They make wonderful films with wonderful stars.

"The language barrier is no longer there". India has wonderful stories to tell. Pitt, who said he found the Indian way of filmmaking interesting, spoke about different cultures and their ideas cross-pollinating.

  • Michelle Webb