The Netflix movie Extraction, starring Randeep Hooda, Chris Hemsworth, Pankaj Tripathi, Priyanshu Painyuli, Rudraksh Jaiswal left netizens in awe with its intense action sequence.
However, what generated a lot of hype in Chris Hemsworth’s attempt to speak Bengali. Despite his Australian accent, he was quite fluent in a foreign language.
According to the script, the sequence takes place in Dhaka, where Tyler Rake is kidnapped by gang members of a Bangladeshi drug lord. During an interrogation sequence, Tyler demands evidence from the gang members. This is when the iconic “promaan dao” dialogue is spoken.
But it wasn’t the first time Chris Hemsworth had spoken in the Indian language. Do you remember when he fluently performed Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic line from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge? He spoke in Hindi and was utterly flawless, considering he had just learned it from his co-star Rudraksh Jaiswal. “It’s better than my Spanish,” he commented on the same video.
Here are other times when Hollywood actors spoke in Hindi.
Will Smith sings Aati Kya Khandala.
Hollywood actor Will Smith in one of the shows in India attempted to sing the song “Aati Kya Khandala”, which originally featured Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji. He followed the beats and instructions of the other Indian members on the show. It wouldn’t be completely wrong to say that Will performed quite well.
Tom Holland singing, ‘Spider Man, Spider Man, tune churaya mere dil ka chain’.
Tom Holland was the third face of the Spider-Man superhero character, after Tobey Mcguire and Andrew Garfield. During promotions for his standalone movie, Spider-Man Homecoming, he attempted to sing the song, Spider Man, Spider Man, tune churaya mera dil ka chain.
Mark Ruffalo speaks Hindi in The Avengers
It was in a 2012 film where Mark Ruffalo was heard speaking Hindi in Marvel’s first cinematic set, The Avengers. The actor had played the role of Bruce Banner, Hulk, and according to the script we saw him hiding in India.
Brett Lee in Asha Bhosle’s Song “You’re the One For Me”
The Australian cricketer turned actor, before appearing in the movie Being Indian had featured in a music video with Asha Bhosle. He was seen singing in Hindi, with an Australian accent, in the song’s final sequence.