Move over Katrina Kaif, Sunny Leone, Nargis Fakri; yet another foreign actress is looking to carve a niche in the Hindi film industry. British model Lucy Pinder is making her Bollywood debut with “Waarrior Savitri,” a film based on the Satyavaan-Savitri tale from the Mahabharata.
The film is directed by Param Gill, a California-based filmmaker, whose Hollywood film, “Last Supper,” and Bollywood film, “Death of Amar,” both received their world premiere over the same weekend at a Film Festival in San Francisco last year. “It’s a women centric film based on the Satyavvan-Savitri tale,” Gill told The Times of India.” With this project we are trying to give out a message that women should not only look into learning dance and music but also martial arts for self -defense,” he added.
Apart from her modelling assignments, Pinder has made numerous TV appearances in international shows like “Dream Team”, “I’m Famous and Frightened!” “Soccer AM”, “The Real Hustle”, “Living la Vida Loca”, and “Celebrity Big Brother.”
While “Udaan” fame Rajat Barmecha plays Satyavaan, which Niharica Raizada, the granddaughter of music director O.P. Nayyar, plays the role of Savitri. The film has Niharica and Lucy pitted against each other. “In a quest to save Satyavaan, Niharica (as Savitri) will be seen fighting with Lucy’s character. Both are well trained in action and stunts. While Lucy will be seen performing Mixed Martial Arts, Niharica will be seen doing kung Fu,” Gill said. Sot in Las Vegas.
But Pinder is not the only foreign actor in the film. Hollywood actor, Ron Smoorenburg is reportedly in India and has begun shooting for the film, urbanasia reports. Smoorenburg is mainly known for the end fight in Jackie Chan’s “Who Am I?,” which won a Hong Kong action award for Best Fight scene in the year 1998.He has appeared in over 70 action films and has worked with several action stars like Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa, Jean Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, and Gary Daniels. Smoorenburg will also be seen in the Akshay Kumar starrer “Brothers.”