Recently we were offered the chance to email-interview Brad Pitt, obviously a thrilling prospect! Below is the exact transcript of his answers (and as I fell off my swivel chair laughing) I realised it could only be one of two things; a) either his Indian PR team decided to ad-lib (extensively) for him or b) Mr. Pitt has some serious skills when it comes to “localising” his lingo. Either way – enjoy! xoxo
MissMalini: Hi Brad! We love you over in India, do you have a message for your Indian fans?
Brad Pitt: I love you all (Laugh), Thanks for all your love & appreciation.. India is awesome country to visit.
MM: Have you watched any Bollywood movies? If so which ones and what did you think? Be honest!
BP: The last movie I watched was “3 Idiots” when it was invited for an Oscar screening and it was pretty good indeed.
MM: Do you have a favourite Bollywood actor and actress?
BP: I have worked with a few in the past, there’s no one in specific though I reckon there is sensational talent in India in terms of actors & actresses. If you see Anil Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and they all are well known in the Hollywood industry & it would be a pleasure to share screen space with them.
MM: Tell us what to look out for in your new flick Killing Them Softly… (a special scene or something from behind the scenes that happened on set?)
BP: There is a scene where I tell Frankie (Scott McNairy) how victims “get touchy-feely. Emotional, not fun, lot of fuss. They cry, they plead, and they beg, they piss themselves, they call for their mothers. It’s embarrassing. I like to kill them softly, from a distance, not close enough for feelings – don’t like feelings, don’t want to think about ‘em.” That scene I think sums up Cogan.
MM: We’ve seen you sport a ton of different looks, what’s been your own favourite so far?
BP: I would say my character Rusty from Ocean’s Eleven and the sequels. It was great fun as I got to work with a great star cast besides George Clooney who is a dear friend of mine (Laugh).
MM: And we asked your Twitter fans for a few Qs as well!
BP: Well three things according to me make a good is to accurately portray somebody after different from your self, another is ability to evoke a plethora of emotions on demand so that the audience truly believe that they are happy sad & angry.
@anshu9843 – Question to Brad, what’s the best thing u like about the Bollywood?
BP: (Laughs) Song and dance routines are supposed to set Indian movies apart from their counterparts. They are designed to be all out entertainers and hence are filmed as musicals. With the success of films such as the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, Bollywood films and dance have taken the world by storm & have now come under the global spotlight. I have always been fascinated by their vibrant dance styles. This is what I really found best in the Bollywood.
@SupritaRajaram – We heard you wished Kareena and Saif on their wedding! When is yours going to be?
BP: Angelina and I are still contemplating about the date and the venue, we should have an answer for the same sooner rather than later.
Read Brad Pitt’s wish for Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan here.
@priya64 How was your visit to India? What did you do for fun and what was your favourite part?
BP: I had a fantastic time in India during my last visit, it was an extraordinary trip. I went all around Pune on a bike which was one of a kind experience. The idea of embracing all cultures and co-existing with people from different walks of life is what I liked the most enjoyed about the country. I love the fact that the people are so humble and welcoming that you don’t really see in most of the countries. Last but no means the least is the spicy and authentic Indian food is something I really enjoyed during my stay at Jodhpur. Angeline and I visited an orphanage in Pune and would like to come back and visit the place again sometime in the future. (Smiles)
MM: And finally… I was on Skype with my sister Shalini Agarwal – Nemec when I was typing these questions, so I asked her for one, hilarious that she asked for parenting and relationship advice from Brad Pitt, love you sis :)
BP: Talking about Ange & mine schedule is absolutely very hectic as raising children is not that easy. You need to be very careful when it comes to nurturing. Yeah seriously it’s a big time job but certainly not chaotic. Because whenever I am with my kids I feel relaxed and they just make my day even better