South African actress Tarina Patel impressed in Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Dus Kahaniyaan, in a golden bikini opposite Dino Morea, and in the role of Julie in the instantly forgettable Karzzzz. She will soon be seen in Axel Saxena’s Chase and has bagged an international co-production in which she portrays an Anglo-Indian. The film will be shot partly in Italy.
Tarina is now based in India in order to be more in touch with her origins. “I shifted base here because my great grandfather is from India” she says, “But I had to take Hindi lessons to improve my diction before accepting Bollywood offers. People in the entertainment industry in India are easily accessible. You can directly call up a filmmaker and say that you want to work with him.”
Everything is going right for Tarina at the moment, having recently returned from her honeymoon, following her marriage to Iqbal Meer Sharma, the Deputy Director General in the South African Department of Trade and Industry. Her golden bikini perhaps augurs a golden future.