Angelina Jolie look-alike signed to play Lara Croft in Indian version of film

Published: January 25, 2013

Esha Gupta as Lara Croft


Picture 2 of 2

News of Esha Gupta playing Lara Croft apparently inspired the design of the photo on the left, with Gupta's head pretty clearly Photoshopped onto the body of British model and actress Karima Adebibe, seen at right, who was the seventh model to be Lara Croft in the video game series Tomb Raider. Submitted photo

VANCOUVER DESI

Bollywood starlet Esha Gupta, who has often been referred to as the Indian Angelina Jolie, as she resembles her, has been signed for an international co-production (Indo-American) to play the Indian Lara Croft.

As of now, only one film has been decided upon. It remains to be seen whether there will also be an Indian version of the second film in the Hollywood franchise, Lara Croft, reported the Hindustan Times.

For the uninitiated, Lara Croft is one of the most recalled roles of Jolie’s career. A fictional character originally introduced in a video game series, Lara is the film’s protagonist — an archaeologist who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world.

A Hindustan Times insider says Esha was approached for the role as she’s tall and has a very athletic physique. Obviously, her looks are an advantage, as those who’ve seen the original will be able to connect with the film better. This is a huge project for her, considering there will be a Hollywood studio backing it along with Indian producers.

Though a newcomer, Esha’s track record boasts of two back-to-back Bollywood hits — Jannat 2 and Raaz 3D, both released last year— which proved to be a decisive factor in her casting, the paper said.

In response, Esha’s spokesperson said, “we’re not at liberty to discuss anything about the project.”


Tags: , ,





Featured

brutal DELHI gang rape

CBC to air controversial documentary about Indian gang rape

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A documentary that the Indian government tried to ban from broadcast is getting airtime in Canada on Sunday. “India’s Daughter”…
Continue Reading »

Delhi

YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, Indian government serves legal notice

  IANS New Delhi – YouTube on Thursday began blocking access to the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, citing court…
Continue Reading »

crime-sexual abuse-murder

Angry Indian mob storms jail, makes alleged rapist parade naked in town before beating him to death

IANS Dimapur (Nagaland) – An alleged rapist, suspected to be an illegal Bangladeshi migrant, was dragged out of the high-security central jail in Nagaland’s commercial…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

banned in India-sex-soft porn-erotica

Tourism Vancouver promotes ‘Fifty Shades’ locations used by cast and crew

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER – Much of the headline-grabbing movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” released last month, was shot in downtown Vancouver, a fact that…
Continue Reading »

Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
Continue Reading »

brutal DELHI gang rape

CBC to air controversial documentary about Indian gang rape

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A documentary that the Indian government tried to ban from broadcast is getting airtime in Canada on Sunday. “India’s Daughter”…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

241798_330998686982510_898439400_odesi

Gallery: Eight-year-old ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ campaign goes viral

VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
Continue Reading »

Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
Continue Reading »

immigrants-work-study-bc-career

Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
Continue Reading »

Desi-weird news

Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
Continue Reading »

Surrey farm-food bank BC

Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood-Hollywood

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel welcomes back Lillete Dubey

John Madden film also stars Richard Gere BOB THOMPSON POSTMEDIA NEWS LONDON — Lillete Dubey has appeared in more than 40 films, many of them…
Continue Reading »

BOLLYWOOD

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra missing home on Holi, busy with ABC drama in Atlanta

IANS Mumbai – With Holi on Friday, actress-singer Priyanka Chopra says she misses being at home on the festival of colours. The actress took to…
Continue Reading »

Kingfisher calendar

Kingfisher calendar girl Sarah Jane Dias to make her debut in live performance

IANS Mumbai – Indie singer Sarah Jane Dias is set to perform in front of a live audience for the first time with the ‘The…
Continue Reading »