I'd never make it in Bollywood: Pitt

Brad Pitt at the Japanese premiere of War Machine in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Brad Pitt at the Japanese premiere of War Machine in Tokyo on Tuesday.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

MUMBAI •Brad Pitt told Shah Rukh Khan that he does not have the moves to star in Bollywood films as he promoted his new movie, War Machine, in Mumbai.

"I wouldn't make it in Bollywood because I can't dance or sing," the American actor said at an event on Wednesday with Khan in India's financial capital.

The Indian actor responded by telling Pitt he could easily learn. "We can make anyone dance. I just spread my arms and do nothing. That's a step," he joked.

Pitt, who recently split up with actress Angelina Jolie, arrived in India from Japan for the latest stop on a promotional tour for War Machine, a Netflix movie. The war satire, in which he plays a hubristic United States general, will be released on the streaming site on Friday.

Pitt, 53, was to attend a screening of the film, directed by David Michod, here later on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the actor opened up about his divorce from Jolie, admitting that heavy drinking had contributed to the breakdown of his marriage.

He told GQ Magazine that he is now teetotal and in therapy. Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2017, with the headline 'I'd never make it in Bollywood: Pitt'. Print Edition | Subscribe