12 Foreign Actors Who Did One Bollywood Film And Disappeared
1. Rachel Shelley
In Oscar nominated film ‘Lagaan’ British actress and model Rachel Shelley played the role of english gild Elizabeth Russell, who fall in love with a Indian boy Bhuvan. ‘Lagaan’ director Ashutosh Gowariker herself write dialogues and songs in English for Rachel. part from acting, Shelley has written articles for The Guardian and DIVA Magazine. Currently, 46-year-old Rachel is lives in London with her partner Matthew Parkhill, who is a TV writer, director and producer. They have a daughter, born on 8 September 2009.
2. Paul Blackthorne
The entire film ‘Lagaan’ was based on this single dialogue and this was spoken by Captain Andrew Russell aka English actor Paul Blackthorne. For the film ‘Lagaan’, Paul spend six month to learning Hindi. This was first Hindi film of his career. After Lagaan, Paul did several American films and television shows, including ER, 24, The Dresden Files and Arrow. Paul is also an accomplished photographer. His exhibition, Delhi to Manhattan, appeared at Tibet House in New York City to benefit the Tibetan children of the city of Dharamsala.
3. Alice Patten
Alice Patten, she appeared in the Bollywood film ‘Rang De Basanti’ as Sue McKinley opposite Aamir Khan. She was married to American comedian and screenwriter Tim Steed, and expecting her first child when the film was sweeping all the prestigious awards in India. Alice tells about her experience in Bollywood that she was very excited about the audition for the role in the film. Alice is the daughter of Chris Patten, a prominent British politician and the last Governor of Hong Kong.
4. Clive Standen
British actor Clive Standen, was seen in Bollywood film ‘Namastey London’ where he played Katrina’s boyfriend. Today he is one of the best known names on British television. Apart from theater, he has done shows like Zero Hour, Robin Hood, Vikings and Taken. Standen is a spokesman for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
5. Mish Boyko
Kangana Ranaut’s famous film ‘Queen’ was full of foreign actors but one who have drawn most attention was Mish Boyko. Mish played the role of Alexander aka Sikander, the cute looking beer-toting man who had a silent crush on Rani. He originally from Midland, London and has acted in movies and television shows like Wrist, Waterloo road, quick film The Burn and D is for Detroit.
6. Martin Henderson
The Australian actor, Martin Henderson who stole each Indian heart within the film ‘Bride And Prejudice’where he did romance with Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai bachchan. He was lauded for playing Noah Clay in horror film The Ring, and the soap opera Shortland Street. Martin also featured in Britney Spears’ “Toxic” music video. He was last appeared in Everest, with Jake Gyllenhaal.
7. Giselli Monteiro
A Brazilian model Giselli Monteiro, began her acting career in Bollywood, portraying the role of Harleen Kaur, in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal’ which also stars Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. Portraying the character of the old-fashioned Punjabi girl in the film, no one can say that she come from Brazil.
8. Barbara Mori
The Mexican beauty Barbara Mori, became famous in Bollywood by her screen debut against Hrithik Roshan in ‘Kites‘. Barbara Mori is Uruguayan-Mexican actress started through modeling then become famous telenovela actress.
9. Antonia Bernath
Her peculiar way of calling “Khesnaa” still echoes in our ears. The British actress and singer made her Bollywood debut from ‘Kisna’ opposite Vivek Oberoi. Since her debut, she gained television experience portraying Priscilla Presley in the CBS television film, Elvis.
10. Sarah Thompson Kane
The American actress played Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend in ‘Raajneeti’ who died in a bomb blast. She was already married with American singer and actor Bran Kane when she did the ‘Raajneeti’. She is best known for her role as Eve in ‘Angel’ and Rose in ‘7th Heaven’.
11. Rebecca Breeds
Rebecca was just 25 when she roped for the role of Australian girl in Farhan Akhtar starrer ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. After starring in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, she majorly did television. Her shows Blue Water High, Home and Away and The Originals are quite famous. She married actor and co-star Luke Mitchell in January 2013, just few months before her Bollywood film released. She continues to do television in Australia.
12. Toby Stephens
The actor played Captain William Gordon, an in depth friend of Mangal Pandey within the biopic.
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