An increasing number of British actors are making a beeline for Bollywood instead of Hollywood as Indian directors try to woo audiences with "crossover films" that appeal to international markets, according to a leading London daily.
Over the next few months, four films made by
prominent Indian directors will be released with British stars, The Sunday Times said.
The first, The King of Bollywood — a satire on the Indian film industry featuring Sophie Dahl, the model, and Om Puri — premiered in Bradford last week.
"Indian directors are always looking for fresh faces, fresh stories, fresh locations," said Romesh Sharma, director of Dil Jo Bhi Kahey (Whatever the Heart Says), which stars Annabelle Wallace, a 20-year-old British actress.