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Hollywood’s Indian muses

entertainment Updated: Jan 24, 2011 00:43 IST

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As actor Jim Carrey steps out with Indian model Anchal Joseph, HT City looks at the West’s romance with India

Lindsay Lohan - Indrani Pal
Actor Lindsay Lohan’s steamy shoot for a magazine with 36-year-old fashion photographer Indrani Pal Chaudhury made headlines. Reports poured in that the two were lesbian lovers. Indrani, originally from Kolkata had first acknowledged the relationship and later denied it, while Lohan rubbished it as a rumour.

Miley Cyrus - Avan Jogia
Last year, actor Miley Cyrus was photographed kissing and partying with Avan Jogia, a Canadian actor of Indian descent. He is best known for his role as Beck Oliver on Nickelodeon’s TV Series Victorious. Jogia, however, said, “We’re hanging out but I don’t really have too much to say about that.”

Jim Carrey-Aanchal Joseph
Jim Carrey, 49 and Anchal Joseph, 24 were spotted catching a performance of Broadway’s Time Stands Still on Thursday in New York. They later stepped out holding hands. Anchal was born in Delhi and later moved to New York. She was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model’s seventh season and is currently pursuing modelling in Miami.

Gerard Butler - Priyanka Chopra
Hollywood actor Gerard Butler and Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra became friends in 2009. On his visit to India, Butler said that he “wouldn’t mind marrying an Indian girl but PC already has a boyfriend.” Gerard reportedly proposed to her.

Liz Hurley - Arun Nayar
Hollywood actor Liz Hurley and Indian origin industrialist Arun Nayar started dating in 2002 and got married in Jodhpur in 2007. In 2010, amongst reports of an affair with Australian cricketer Shane Warne, Hurley announced on Twitter that she and Arun had split. Recently, Arun has been spotted with model Kim Johnson, a Liz look-alike.