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Hollywood calling Rebecca?

Australian actor Rebecca Breeds, who will be seen with Farhan Akhtar in his next, bags her first Hollywood film after showing reels of her Indian project.

bollywood Updated: May 28, 2013 21:18 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times

Rebecca Elizabeth Breeds, a 25-year-old actor from down under, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB). The actor, known for her roles in the TV show Blue Water High and the soap opera Home and Away, now seems to have even bagged a Hollywood project as well.

An industry insider reveals, “When Mehra was conducting auditions for a role in Austrailia, he met Rebecca and she instantly caught his eye. He knew she was perfect for the role of an Australian athlete (who is also a coach’s daughter) and he didn’t audition anyone else for the part.”

And Rebecca has got her Hollywood break thanks to her performance in BMB. The insider says, “After people from the Hollywood production saw her in it, she was taken on board. Mehra is very happy that her journey to celluloid has been through India and in an iconic biopic like this.”

Ask the director about this and he says, “Rebecca is a wonderful actor and a household name in Australia. She suits the character in BMB perfectly, and has just signed her first Hollywood film.”

First Published: May 28, 2013 12:28 IST