C18 – May 4, 2012 – INDIA-WEST
Rashmi Rustagi Shares Screen Time in ‘Avengers’
￼￼￼By a Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES — Indian American actress Rashmi Rustagi has a role in the early scenes of the Marvel motion picture release “The Avengers,” which opens May 4. Based on the popular comic book series first published in 1963, “The Avengers” assembles Earth’s mightiest superheroes to save the world from disaster.
In a scene set in India, Rustagi plays a mother in peril, and Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), tames his temper by saving her family. The film is directed and written by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” creator Joss Whedon, whose Marvel credits include “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor.”
“Working with Mark Ruffalo was so enjoyable. I developed an admiration for his commitment to learning Hindi, which allowed his performance to not only be accurate, but captivating. I was impressed with how down-to- earth Mark Ruffalo was and how he endeared himself to the cast members in the scene,” said the Lucknow-born actress.