Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Randeep Hooda made more noise with his cameo like role in Love Aaj Kal than its front runner Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan. Now the actor is all set to share screen with the ‘God of Thunder’, Chris Hemsworth in Netflix movie Extraction. The actor has shot in India in 2018 where he received a warm welcome and now couldn’t stop gushing about his Indian co-stars, Randeep and Rudhraksh Jaiswal.
"We had such a great time in India. People were beyond welcoming. I’ve never had that kind of response. I was blown away. I thought I was Beatles or something. It gives you a false sense of security. I felt more important than I was. When I go back to Australia, no one cares," he said.
Talking about his comraderies with Randeep, Hemsworth revealed that they had three weeks of fighting shoots with each other. “We both had our fair share of cuts and bruises. And a couple of times I nicked him, but it was by accident and I felt very embarrassed. He (Randeep) wasn’t angry at me. He has been great to work with. And then we’ve had little moments of quiet dialogue," Chris said.
The film has been directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Joe Russo of the directing duo Russo Brothers. Talking about his character, Randeep said in a statement, “I get to do a lot of action in the movie. I might be the first Indian male actor to do such an action-packed role in a Hollywood film. It was a great experience working with Hemsworth, Russo brothers and the director, Sam Hargrave.''
''It (Randeep’s character) is described as a wrecking ball in the script. He’s had a run as a military personnel and is now working for Ovi’s father. For the action shots, we rehearsed twice a day for 10 days, since many of my roles so far have been more dramatic. I must say, I’ve never had a director on a wire, hanging next to me, giving me instructions,'' he added.
Although predominantly set in the sub-continent, the fan mania compelled the crew to shift it to neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bangkok, Thailand.