Dwayne Johnson talked about his desire to work in a Bollywood film in an exclusive conversation with India Today TV. The actor is gearing up for the release of his film, Red Notice, which also stars Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.
Dwayne Johnson is looking forward to the release of the Red Notice. The action comedy film also stars Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. In a conversation with India Today TV, Dwayne talked about the film, his experience of producing it and his desire of working in a Bollywood film.
Dwayne Johnson is on red notice
Netflix unveiled the impressive trailer of Red Notice on October 21. Talking about what he loved about the film, Dwayne Johnson said, “I like the originality of the story. There’s a surprise in the movie that really caught my attention. My criteria for selecting films these days are asking two questions – am I going to love making the movie and are the people going to love the movie? Red Notice checked those boxes.”
About producing Red Notice, which is Netflix’s biggest film to date, Dwayne said, “As a producer, you shoulder up with the studio and other producers. We didn’t set out to make the biggest movie in Netflix history, but here we are. What we can do is deliver a great movie. When we talk about pressure, I will take that on because I have confidence in the people.”
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Dwayne Johnson on doing a Bollywood film
Dwayne Johnson said he would love to do a Bollywood film. He said, “I would love that. I’ve always said that. I would love to figure out whatever the pathway is. I’ve felt there should be some more connective tissue between Hollywood and Bollywood. Especially when so many of our releases are not just theatrical, but they are on streaming platforms as well, where there’s so much more opportunity. There has to be a way to converge.”
The Rock talked about his connection with India too. “There were a couple of tours in which we were planning to go to India during my professional wrestling days, but it fell through for whatever reason. I was looking forward to that because my friends – The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin would come back from India and say you must go there because we had the greatest time and the crowd was crazy,” he said.
Record-breaking world champion (2000–2002)
The Rock continued his feud with Triple H and eventually won his fourth WWF Championship, which he won on April 30, at Backlash, after Stone Cold Steve Austin intervened on his behalf. The following night on Raw, he successfully defended his title against Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage match. On May 21, at Judgment Day, the Rock faced Triple H in an Iron Man match with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. With the score tied at five falls each, and with seconds left on the time limit, the Rock was disqualified when The Undertaker attacked Triple H, thus giving Triple H the 6–5 win and the title.
The Rock won the WWF Championship for a fifth time at King of the Ring on June 25 by scoring the winning pin in a six-man tag team match, teaming with Kane and The Undertaker against Shane McMahon, Triple H and Vince McMahon, whom he pinned. The Rock successfully defended the championship against Chris Benoit, on July 23, at Fully Loaded. The next month, he successfully defended his title against Kurt Angle and Triple H at SummerSlam. The Rock had another successful title defence against Benoit, Kane and The Undertaker, on September 24, at Unforgiven.
The Rock then lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle, at No Mercy, in October. The next month, the Rock feuded with Rikishi and defeated him at Survivor Series. The Rock wrestled a six-man Hell in a Cell Match for the WWF Championship, at Armageddon, which Angle won to retain the title.