Sensuous Sophie Dahl enticed by Bollywood
Sophie Dahl, whose brand of English voluptuousness is sure to excite Indian cinegoers, will star in The King of Bollywood.Updated: Dec 29, 2003 12:22 IST
The lure of Bollywood continues to entice the British stars and models. The famous actress and model, Sophie Dahl, whose brand of English voluptuousness is sure to excite the Indian cinemagoers, is the latest to succumb to the glamour and popularity of the Bollywood films. She has been signed up to play a starring role in an English language Bollywood film "The King of Bollywood", the shooting for which will start in London next week.
One of her co-stars will be Om Puri, who is well-known in Britain and is respected in the film industry for his role in East is East and City of Joy. The 24-year-old Dahl, who attracted wide publicity when she posed naked for a perfume advert in 2000, will play the role of an English woman making an " affectionate documentary" about the Indian film industry.
If the mega success of Lord Webbers musical Bombay Dreams is any indication, The King of Bollywood is destined to break box-office records. Dahl, one is told, very excited about her role in a Bollywood film. Who knows it might open doors for big productions in Mumbai.
It is said that since the story involves her having an Indian grandparent, her essentially English looks may need a little make-up to give her a darker complexion. Andrew Pavord, the film's line producer was quoted saying, " She (Dahl) is not an obvious choice but it was an inspired piece of casting by the English casting director.
"Sophie is very much looking forward to being in a Bollywood film."
First Published: Dec 25, 2003 21:33 IST