PRETTY Rameet Sandhu jetted out to Mumbai this week to make her acting debut as the first Asian Scottish woman to star in a Bollywood film.
The Bearsden 19-year-old student is hoping this will be her big break as she gets set to appear alongside Ayush Tandon from the Oscar-winning The Life of Pi.
The former Miss India Scotland 2012 will play the first love of Tandon in the movie Harry, which is being filmed in Kenya, Britain and India and released with subtitles in September.
Rameet, an acting and performance student at Stow College in Glasgow, said: “It is something of a responsibility to be the first Scottish Asian woman to be making a film like this, but it’s a challenge I really enjoy. I’ve wanted to act since I was a child.”
She got her chance in November after posting two clips of her work online and following a Skype interview was offered the coveted acting job.
She said: “I play Hansa which is the lead characters first love. I will play part of the role in Hindi and part in English.”
Rameet headed out to Mumbai on Wednesday, April 3 for three weeks and she reckons one of her biggest challenges will be the 45c heat out there.
She said: “I was brought up watching Bollywood, but I don’t know how I will cope with the heat.”
Harry tells the story of a stammering scientist Hirji Patel, who overcomes his speech impediment to become one of the UK’s top missile scientists.
The film spans Patel’s life from the age of five to 30 with the young character played by Tandon.