It’s Harry aaj kal

The Love Aaj Kal team recalls its time with the British actor who is said to be dating Prince Harry.

entertainment Updated: Jul 01, 2011 21:23 IST
Hindustan Times

Whether or not UK’s Prince Harry’s new love, British model Florence Brudenell-Bryce, becomes a princess, she has all the makings of one. Or so thinks the cast and crew of the 2009 Bollywood film Love Aaj Kal, in which Florence played actor Saif Ali Khan’s love interest for a brief part of the film.

Choreographer Bosco, who directed her in the songs ‘And We Twist’ and ‘Chor Bazaari’, says, “She was very nervous and intimidated by the Bhangra steps and felt she couldn't pull it off. So, we got a British assistant to teach her first, because she was more comfortable learning from someone who came from her culture.”

FlorenceBrudenell-Bryce, who was all over British tabloids on Wednesday, is reportedly seeing Harry for a few months, and is a royal herself. Though they had been friends for years, the two started dating only after Harry’s recent split from Chelsy Devy.

“Florence used to feel very hot in India, and joked that she wanted the shoot to end quickly. She wanted fresh carrot juice and regularly moisturised her skin between shots. Director Imtiaz Ali had to fly Bhangra dancers to London to teach her the steps at her house and the hotel during the filming,” recalls a crew member from the film.

“She was a successful model there (in UK). She was doing the film for a new experience. But while she was at it, she was very hardworking and attentive. She took a lot of time understanding her role … she used to have long discussions with the team about her character.” On the sets of the film, she usually kept to herself. “She did her own thing, but whenever she made any conversation, she was very sweet and nice to everyone. She enjoyed Delhi a lot when we were shooting in Central Delhi. Although she was here for a few days, she liked the culture and hustle bustle,” recalls another member of the crew. “She was quite fitness conscious and wanted to get a good night's sleep before the shoot,” the source adds.

Meanwhile, Bryce is tightlipped about her affair with the prince. “I can't talk,” she said, when we called her. Her staff, too, said they won’t “talk about Florence to the press”. She even told the British press, “There is not much to say (about her and Harry)”.

First Published: Jun 30, 2011 17:06 IST