Mumbai, July 2 (IANS): Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra and Hollywood star Chris Pratt recently engaged in a conversation about their love for Indian food, fitness and being an armed forces officer on the release of the upcoming OTT series from Pratt’s “The Terminal List”.
While Sidharth was seen as Kargil’s war hero Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) in the Bollywood movie ‘Shershaah’, Chris Pratt tries out for the role of US Navy SEAL James Reece in ‘The Terminal List’.
The conversation started with Sidharth expressing his surprise to see Chris in a serious role. “It’s kind of surprising to see you in this kind of role. Watching the trailer, I kept thinking you were going to crack a joke!” said Sidharth.
Chris accepted Sidharth’s statement and said: “It’s true that you would expect some sort of joke or blunder from me when you see me in a movie. ‘The Terminal List’ is definitely not that. , and you will realize it very early on, from the pilot episode of the series.
Speaking of authentic portrayal, Sidharth talked about playing a Kargil war hero in some of Indian’s toughest mountainous terrain when Chris praised Sidharth’s physique as an action star.
Sharing insights from his preparation for the show, Chris said: “The original author, Jack Carr, is a former Navy SEAL, and fabricated this interesting story about a soldier who saw similar combat. So we picked all the ex-Navy SEALS to play my men in the fight inside that series of tunnels in Syria, shown in the first episode.”
He added: “We didn’t have to teach them anything except some acting tips and tricks, like how to hit a mark, where the camera is placed. But their physique and body movements are completely authentic.”
In the video, Pratt also tried to decode Indian foods such as Chicken 65 and Bheja Fry. Chris’ fun guesses about Chicken 65 left Siddharth in two, asking for an illustration of Chris’ version of the food. Pratt promised to visit India and try some “brain fries” one day.
“The Terminal List,” which also stars Constance Wu and Taylor Kitsch, is available to stream on Prime Video in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.