When Robert Downey Jr. called Aamir Khan the ‘Tom Hanks of India’


Iron Man aka Robert Downey Jr. enjoys a massive fan-following in India. Not just Robert but the whole cast of the Avengers series has a separate fanbase in India. But did you know, Robert is a fan of our own perfectionist Aamir Khan? Yes, you read that right. Ages ago when the first installment of Iron Man had released, the actor had not only spoken about the Dangal actor but also heaped praises for him. He called him, “Tom Hanks of India.” Irony is Aamir Khan doing Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. Also Read – Avengers Endgame: 14,000 VFX artists worked on the movie’s epic climax for THIS amount of time

Talking about the interview, Robert Downey Jr had spoken to Bombay Times and revealed, “I happened to see Lagaan and believe Aamir Khan was extraordinary,” while adding that he was waiting for the right opportunity to visit India. He had also expressed interest in Indian culture. “India is a land waiting to happen for me and I would love to visit it as soon as I get a chance. All that comes to mind when I hear of this country is diversity, vibrancy and Bollywood boogie,” the actor had gushed. Also Read – When Robert Downey Jr aka Iron Man walked out from an interview in anger during the promotions of Avengers: Age of Ultron — watch video

Meanwhile, Robert was last seen in SpiderMan: Homecoming in which there was an Indian setting however, the shot was not filmed in India. He couldn’t come to India to promote Avengers: Endgame but sent warm wishes and thanked all the fans from the country for all their love. “Wow… I can’t believe it… This is incredible. I am humbled. I am going to bow in front of you… This is deeply appreciative.” He added, “You guys are just amazing fans. I can’t wait. I cannot believe I haven’t been to India. I’m coming there so damn soon,” he had said. Also Read – Say What! Hulk to be the biggest villain in the next Avengers movie?

Coming back to Aamir Khan‘s Forrest Gump, it is titled Laal Singh Chaddha and also features Kareena Kapoor Khan.

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