Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds explored the similarities between the Indian and US movie industries in his latest promotional video for 'Free Guy'. The star, in a 30-second clip uploaded to the movie's YouTube channel, joked that the film is influenced by Bollywood.
“My movie Free Guy has got a a guy named Guy whose quite the Romeo, a girl who is out of his league,” he said, with glimpses of Ryan and Jodie Comer from the movie playing on the screen.
“A crazy villain, some insane action and, of course, dancing,” he continued, showing Taika Waititi as the baddie, a car flying as buildings behind him collapsed and a few characters dancing in the middle of the road.
"If you’re wondering whether Hollywood is just mimicking Bollywood...Well, the answer is yes. We have no shame, no shame at all,” he ended the video.
This is not Reynolds' first India-centric social media campaign. He had a Twitter exchange with Ranveer Singh, who was the voice actor chosen to portray Deadpool in the Hindi version of Deadpool 2 and had shared the trailer. “Astonishing how effectively I’ve managed to out-crass my Canadian counterpart VancityReynolds. Never realised how fulfilling & rewarding foul Hindi language can be!” Ranveer had tweeted.
Retweeting the post, Ryan replied, “Well if I tried to curse in Hindi, pretty sure there would be an international incident.”
Free Guy is set to release in India tomorrow. The movie revolves around a bank teller, played by Ryan, who realises he's just a supporting character of the video game and decides to become the hero and save the day.