Does this girl look familiar? Does she remind you of the shy, unglamourous tomboy from Bend It Like Beckham? Believe it or not, this sexy siren is actually 31-year-old Parminder Nagra of the BILB fame.
The actress recently filmed her first nude scene and is gearing up for criticism from fans and family. The scene was shot with Emmy Award winning actor Ray Winstone for her upcoming TV film Compulsion.
“I always said I’d never do a nude scene but now I have. I know there will be a huge fuss when Compulsion comes out. It’s partly because of the fact I’m Asian. People don’t expect me to do that. I never expected myself to do that,” Nagra said in an interview.
“My mum will probably disapprove but I’ll deal with that. I’m old enough now to make decisions like this,” said Nagra .
Compulsion revolves around Nagra’s character Anjika Indrani who takes her employee Don Flowers' (Ray Winstone) help to escape an arranged marriage. The film is slated to air on UK TV on May 4.
Born in Leicester, Nagra is said to be UK’s first Indian actress to make it big in Hollywood, landing the lead role of surgeon Neela in US medical drama, ER, six years ago. “Bend It Like Beckham was my breakthrough film, but for years after, the only movies I was offered were about arranged marriages. Then I got onto ER and things changed,” said the 31-year actress.