DANIEL BRYAN’S BOLLYWOOD DREAMS
Impressed with action scenes in Indian cinema, the WWE champion says he doesn’t mind starring in an action flick
While some of our desi stars are heading towards Hollywood, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion Daniel Bryan aka Bryan Lloyd Danielson nurses Bollywood dreams.
The 34-year-old American wrestler, who was in the Capital to announce the WWE Live India event on January 5 and 6 next year at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi, says, “I hear the action sequences in Bollywood movies are just great. I have never considered acting, but wouldn’t mind starring in an action flick.”
The wrestler, who’s a favourite of the crowd, has done it all — be it headlining pay-per-view events or winning the championship belts. “Wrestling is one thing I really enjoy; the energy and the surge you feel when you enter the arena and all the fans start cheering, it has no match. With the chants, you are not alone, you’re part of this system and that is what keeps me going,” he says.
Talking about his first ever visit to India, Bryan says, “I am thrilled to be in India. People like Bret Hart (Hitman), who have been my heroes, have always raved about their visits and so far my experience has been amazing. I visited a few places in Delhi on Tuesday, sat in an auto, and also visited a mall. The experience at the mall was out of the world, as thousands of fans were there to cheer for me. It is great to see how excited people are about WWE in India.”
About his tryst with Indian food, Bryan says, “I loved the masala dosa that I had for breakfast. I’ve also tried a few curries with rice and I think this food suits my palate. I love vegetarian and spicy food and Indian food brings them together beautifully.”
The show in India will feature WWE superstars like John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Sheamus and Big Show.