British actress and model Florence Brudenell-Bruce plays Saif Ali Khan‘s girlfriend in his new, as yet untitled, movie directed by Imtiaz Ali and also starring Deepika Padukone.
Flee, as she is known, and who was racing driver Jenson Button’s girlfriend for two year, followed up on news that the director was holding auditions for the role in London and landed the part. “I had met Imtiaz in London while the audition for the casting was going on,” she says, “I had gone to audition for the part of Saif’s girlfriend. When I went there, I hit it off with Imtiaz immediately. And then, I went back for another casting and the next day, I got a call from India telling me that I’d got the role.”
Flee has already been filming in Delhi and has beefed up on her knowledge of Bollywood movies by watching Race, Om Shanti Om and Guru. She is a former student at top school Woldingham, and has also worked as a fashion model. “I’ve been a model for four years in London,” she explains, “I also act there. My brother lived in India for a year about four years ago, and I love the country. Now, I love Bollywood too! I would love to do more movies here.”