Miss England to star in Bollywood movie
May 4, 2007 - 11:42:39 AM
London, May 4 - Miss England winner Eleanor Glynn has been selected to play a role in the musical 'India Rocks', a movie directed by Aditya Raj Kapoor.
Glynn, 21, from Sandford-on-Thames, said she was delighted to have won one of the lead roles in the movie. Filming is due to start in London later this month, shortly before she hands over her Miss England crown.
She will star alongside Mimoh Chakraborty, son of popular actor Mithun Chakraborty. Glynn told the Oxford Mail that she was thrilled to get the lead role in the film.
In January, Glynn was put on standby to take part in 'Celebrity Big Brother', but had second thoughts following Shilpa Shetty's bullying by housemate Jade Goody.
Last year, Glynn took part in a Bollywood dancing exhibition, then met a series of Bollywood film directors to discuss the possibility of appearing in a movie.
She said at the time: 'I think there is definitely a gap in the market for a British girl meeting an Asian guy in one of these films and we'll see what happens.'
Miss England organiser Angie Beasley said: 'I think this could be the start of a great career for Eleanor. She loves Bollywood dancing and will be performing a Bollywood dance at the national final of Miss England in Leicester on June 30, when she hands over her crown.
'Eleanor is not a prima donna - she fits in with people from all walks of life. I wish we could give her a special award because she has been the best Miss England we have ever had.'
Earlier this year, Glynn, who has appeared in the Miss World and Miss Europe competitions, told how she was rejected by three top model agencies - because she was 'too large' at size 10.
Glynn - who is 5-feet, 9 inches and weighs eight-and-a-half stone - gave a talk at the Oxford Union about her experience and urged young models not to go on crash diets.
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