Famous Pakistani model-cum-actor Sarah Loren, who was previously known as Mona Lizza, has signed Mukesh Bhatt’s upcoming film Murder 3. She is starring opposite Randeep Hooda and will be sharing screen space with Aditi Rao Hydari of London Paris New York fame.
The shooting of the film — which is Bhatt’s son Vishesh Bhatt’s directorial debut — is already in the production stage in South Africa. The parties involved have not released the synopsis of the film but The Express Tribune got the chance to talk to Loren who confirmed the news. “I have been approached by Bollywood film-makers for quite some time now.”
“Bhatt sahib offered me this leading role and I couldn’t refuse after reading the script.” The actor also adds that she is enjoying the experience of working with Vishesh.
“It’s a thriller and definitely there are bold scenes in the film,” Loren explained in a telephonic interview. “But I will definitely avoid ‘the thing’… people must realise [that] as an actor I have to justify my role. So it’s not all about sex.”
The cast and crew are currently shooting in South Africa after which they will fly down to Delhi and Mumbai to complete the film.
Loren’s co-star in the film, Hooda, is also excited about the response of Pakistani fans to his upcoming film and said that he is thankful to people on other side of the border for liking his performance in Jism 2.
Loren made her debut in B-town with Indian movie Kajraare, in which she starred opposite Himesh Reshammiya. She was signed by Bollywood producer Bhushan Kumar for the film, which was directed by Pooja Bhatt.
Her upcoming film, Murder 3, is set for release in 2013.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2012.