Lisa Haydon does an Angelina Jolie in Santa Banta Pvt Ltd

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 17:58 IST
Lisa Haydon came into limelight after the success of Queen. (PTI Photo)

Actor Lisa Haydon is all set to adopt a brand new avatar on screen with her next film, Santa Banta Pvt Ltd. The actor, who will perform some high octane stunts in the film, has her character’s look inspired from popular Hollywood fiction, Lara Croft, which starred Angelina Jolie in the lead.

The film’s director Akashdeep Sabir says  looking at Lisa’s body structure, Lara Croft seemed to be the perfect inspiration. “We were shown references by our designers and there were various options on the table to choose from. Keeping Lisa in mind, we obviously felt that Lara Croft is the best reference,” Sabir says, adding: “Lisa visited my office while preparing for the role, and on a couple of occasions, we had the team around and did test shoots in various options. We eventually realised that our first gut feel was our final unanimous choice.”

Read: The success of Queen has opened many doors for me: Lisa Haydon

Although Lisa has done very different roles before this, the filmmaker believes that she has done a fabulous job in the film. “We feel she is perfect for the role and has done a very good job. In fact, the film’s action director Ravi Dewan said that we should plan more action films with her. Lisa is a sweetheart ... so unlike usual heroines, and such a free-spirited soul,” Sabir says.

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