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Brit actress turns Indian Laila

It's a foreign body invasion no one seems to mind. Lucy Bartholomew, sexy model-actress-dancer from London is all set to become Bollywood's first imported item girl.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2003 21:34 IST

It's a foreign body invasion that no one seems to mind. Lucy Bartholomew, the sexy model-actress-dancer from London is all set to become Bollywood's first imported item girl.

Bartholomew, who will shake a leg with Sushmita Sen in 'Samay: When Time Strikes', isn't the only 'mem' looking to the Orient. While half-Kashmiri, half-British beauty Katrina Kaif gave audiences an eyeful in 'Boom', Baywatch babe Brande Roderick will also go 'Out of Control' with Ritesh Deshmukh.

But currently it is 'Laila Laila', Lucy's nymphet number from 'Samay' that is making waves on the popularity charts. A well-known face who has modelled for brands like Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy and Wella and danced with hit bands like Westlife, Bahamen, Atomic Kitten and others, she is ecstatic about the response to her tinseltown debut.

"It was exciting to work in India. The country, its rich traditions and culture have always fascinated me and I would love to come here as often as I am called. Compared to films abroad, I was very comfortable with the extent of exposure that 'Samay' required. While I personally don't mind wearing even more revealing outfits, I understand Indian audiences are by-and-large conservative and filmmakers need to exercise certain restraint", she gushes.

With 'Laila', composed by the talented Sandeep Chowta, gyrating its way to the top, Bartholomew hopes there will be others queuing up for her hot moves. "Given a chance, I certainly want to do more work in Bollywood. I have seen films like 'Monsoon Wedding', 'Dil Se' and 'Lagaan' and know how talented Indian directors are. People here seem to have a fascination for the fair skin and if required, I can show much more than what they get to see in 'Laila'", she quips.