How we judge people based on our perception of them and thats relative to our own values, or in this case, cultural system. He should be more charming. I was like, Well, that would be easy to do but then theres nowhere for the audience to go with Lalitas character to actually find out who he is. And really, thats what the whole films about. And then reading Jane Austen and trying to serve, I guess, what she initially was doing in her novel and just trying to explore some of those themes.So the character is a lot different than he was originally scripted? Yeah, I just decided it was more interesting that way.
ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARTIN HENDERSON: What was your first reaction to getting a script for a Bollywood-style Pride & Prejudice film?A lot of it is just like the style, Was it different working in a more Bollywood style film than Western? In some ways the answer to that is yeah, because it was quite a tough job, I think, to play the token Westerner.And in some ways my character is the most straight of the whole piece. When we were getting ready to shoot the film, Gurinder and I spent a lot of time talking about the character of Darcy.Its one of those stories and one of those films that just makes you feel good. I think its really refreshing, along with the music numbers and the dancing and the Indian locations and the colors of the film.A lot of people love how colorful it is, the costumes.