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Penelope Cruz's India connection!

She will star in a film called Passion India alongside Indian stars. Penelope pics
None | By IANS, Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2006 05:32 PM IST

Hollywood beauty Penelope Cruz, who has got a passion for India, will star in a movie called Passion India about a young Flamenco dancer who sparked a scandal in the early 20th century by marrying a maharaja.

Cruz, 31, will star alongside Bollywood stars in the movie, which is based on the novel Indian Passion by Javier Moro, according to Production Weekly.

The novel was inspired by the true story of Anita Delgado, a 17-year-old flamenco dancer from Andalusia who scandalised Spain and India in the early 1900s when she agreed to marry an Indian maharaja and settle in his native land. Delgado, a dancing associate of famous spy Mata Hari, was the third wife of Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurthala.

The movie is expected to shoot in Spain and India.

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