I don't like to brag about my work: Harish Patel
Seasoned actor Harish Patel's appearance in the much-anticipated Marvel movie Eternals may have brought him to the limelight, but he says as an artist he doesn't believe in bragging about his international projects. Hollywood banner Marvel Studios recently released a teaser trailer for all of its upcoming movies, which included a sneak-peek into Eternals, the Chloe Zhao-directed superhero movie.
The movie features Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek among others
The film, about an alien race living on Earth for over 7,000 years who team up to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants, will also feature Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, and Brian Tyree Henry. Without divulging details about his role, Harish said that he does not have a lengthy role in the movie.
Harish will reportedly feature alongside Kumail
Indian fans were able to notice Patel in a scene from the movie's footage, where he is standing next to Kumail, who is essaying the role of Kingo in the movie. It is speculated that Harish will mainly feature in the movie with Kumail.
Harish is best known for his role in 'Gunda'
For the uninitiated, Patel is an actor from the 1990s who became famous for his role as Ibu Hatela in Mithun Chakraborty-starrer Gunda. The actor made his film debut with Shyam Benegal's critically-acclaimed 1983 movie Mandi and then featured in movies such as Mirch Masala, Mr. India, Malgugi Days, Thanedaar, and Mohra. Eternals is scheduled for a worldwide release on November 5.
Here are some of his other international projects
Other international projects where Harish has made an appearance include The Buddha of Suburbia, indie comedy Today's Special, and Run Fat Boy Run. He also made appearances in the Hulu series Four Weddings and a Funeral and long-running British drama Coronation Street.
I am regularly working in the West: Harish
Harish said, "I am regularly working in the West. I am very happy that I am getting attention in India after so many years." "However, I don't like tom-tomming about my work. If I had to, I could have said that Slumdog Millionaire was offered to me and I couldn't do it because of my other prior commitments," he added.
Harish auditioned for the movie in 2019
The actor said that he auditioned for a part in Eternals in London in 2019 and was immediately called for a read-through with the entire cast. When he went for the audition, Harish admitted that he didn't know anyone in the cast, except Angelina.
He shot for the film in September 2019
Harish shared that he shot for his part in the film in September 2019 in Pinewood Studios, at the same time the shoot of James Bond's next film was underway and he was elated to witness a bevy of stars. Harish admitted that he is clueless about Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as he hasn't seen a single film from the blockbuster franchise yet.
Faced issues understanding their accent: Harish
Patel said that his biggest struggle still is the English language. "I remember the scenes and everything. I understand the English we speak here but out there, I'm not able to understand everything that directors and co-actors say. I told them that I'm not accustomed to their English which has an accent and they are kind enough to understand and be respectful," he added.
Harish has trained under eminent theater director Satyadev Dubey
Harish, who studied in a Hindi medium school, trained under eminent theater director Satyadev Dubey for about eight years. He said that the best way to overcome the language problem is to keep reading the script over and over again.