It’s not just Pakistani artists who are fleeing to India. It turns out Sweden has some hidden Bollywood talent as well.
Swedish actors Hampus and Johan have become internet sensations after their videos — in which the two imitate the plethora of characters they come across on the streets of Mumbai — went viral.
The duo arrived in Mumbai in 2015 after graduating from business school, to follow their dream of making it big in B-Town.
“In Sweden, Bollywood was like a mystery for us. It seemed to be so crazy and interesting so we developed a deep feeling that we just have to go there and check it out ourselves,” Hampus told The Express Tribune.
Like most Bollywood fans, the duo loves Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and knows the perfect place to watch the Shah Rukh Khan classic.
“One time we saw it at the legendary cinema Maratha Mandir in south Mumbai where they still show it today and tickets are INR 25,” said Hampus.
Hampus’ favorite Bollywood actor is Akshay Kumar while Johan’s favorite is Salman Khan.
Bollywood isn’t an easy industry to succeed in, even for the dedicated Swedish duo.
“We have been working really hard and been dedicated to get jobs. It is a tough business and the struggle is real. Though the kind of roles we have been doing are the kind of scenes where the character has to be a foreigner. There are not so many of those roles, but at the same time there are not so many foreign actors living in India,” Hampus told us.
The two have found some success, however. They have both acted as British officers in Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming movie Rangoon, and have worked with Ritesh Deshmukh as well as Esha Gupta.
In the meantime, they have fun impersonating characters, and sharing their journey to stardom on their Facebook page.
Check out some of their hilarious videos:
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