Tina Desai is one of the rare actresses to be making mark in both the industries, Hollywood (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL series) and Bollywood (TABLE NO 21), simultaneously.
Ask Tina if it’s her unplanned strategy to juggle between both the worlds and she says, “So far I have received offers from either of the places. I have never been offered projects from both the industries together. So I have not experienced of working simultaneously. It has been either Hollywood or Bollywood. If that ever happens I will go according to the script. But I like both the industries for sure. But in west, they plan it in advance so that we are able to decide on our future plans, go for meetings and prospective work accordingly.”
Irrfan Khan has been probably the first actor to carve a niche in films other than Bollywood. He has been striking a well balance between Bollywood and Hollywood. Ask if Tina is also following his footsteps and she gushes, “I definitely hope so. In fact, whenever people ask me about choosing between the two industries, I always say that I want to do what he (Irrfan) is doing. I want to do great work in both the industries just like him. He is really juggling successfully. Of course, he is a very senior actor and really fantastic, but if I get the same opportunity, I would like to do the same.”
Well, Tina we are sure you will make us proud with your choice of work!