Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone's loss has become Nathalia Kaur's gain. The Brazilian girl of Indian descent, who features in an item number in Ram Gopal Varma's Department, has now been cast in a new movie by the filmmaker.
"I am going to do an action thriller romantic film starring Rana Daggubati and Nathalia Kaur and the shooting will start very soon," Varma announced on Twitter Saturday.
Earlier, Varma had admitted that he had approached Leone for the item song Dan Dan in Department. But when the deal didn't work out with Leone, who will be seen in Jism 2, the offer went to Nathalia.
Varma is glad he cast Nathalia for an item number, as he was able to tap her full potential as an actor.
"Many actresses I know shy away from doing item songs for fear of being typecast. But an item song for a girl is nothing but a moving portfolio. More than a still picture layout for a folio or magazine, an item song will give more details like her dancing and expressing abilities, etc.
"Only because I saw first hand how good Nathalia is in dancing and in her ability to emote in the item song, did I see her potential as an actress," he wrote.
The filmmaker is confident of his choice.
"Apart from being a fantastic looker, the fact that she can also act so very well is what made me decide to do a feature film with her," he added.