Robert Pattinson’s brooding vampire avatar as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series has a massive following in India, and the Hollywood star, well aware of the country’s “huge film market”, says a fervent thank you to his many fans here. “The Indian film market is a huge market and I am really thankful to the people in India for their love and support,” Pattinson, who struck a particular chord with teenage fans of the vampire romance series, told IANS in an email interaction from Los Angeles. He hopes his fans will give a thumbs up to the final instalment in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, releasing Nov 16. The Twilight series, based on Stephenie Meyer’s eponymous best-selling novel, has given Pattinson worldwide popularity. The British actor first bagged Cullen’s role in 2008. He was 22 then. Success, he says, was sweet but took away the freedom of experiencing small joys. He also admits the Edward Cullen hangover will take a while to fade away. Has the global recognition changed him as a person? “No, it hasn’t changed me, but I feel the freedom is gone. I miss going to theatres and loitering on the streets,” the 26-year-old said.