Bo Derek dons saree for Bollywood movie

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  • Saturday, 23 Aug 2003

BOMBAY: Legendary film star Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood's Bo Derek are set to ignite India's silver screens this month with the release of a new movie which will see the 1970s siren remake the scene which made her famous. 

Directed by Kaizad Gustad, Boom has Bachchan playing the role of an underworld don and Derek his fantasy woman. 

The movie plays on the image that made Derek's name, with Bachchan's character obsessed by Derek and seeing her in his dreams emerging out of the sea just as she did in the movie Ten in 1979.  

But this time she won't be wearing a bikini. 

“In Boom she will be emerging out of the water in a gorgeous gold saree and running towards Bachchan,” said producer Ayesha Shroff. 

“I am grateful to her that she agreed to play this role.” 

The movie, which poses the gangster world against the cut-throat fashion industry, also stars models Katrina Kaif, Madhu Sapre and Padma Lakshmi, girlfriend of controversial writer Salman Rushdie. 

Actors Gulshan Grover and Jackie Shroff also play key parts. 

Made at a cost of Rs200mil (RM16.5mil), Boom is set at a fashion show. The storyline revolves around the attempted theft of diamonds a model is to wear which goes wrong when the jewels fall on the catwalk during a commotion cooked up by three models. 

This angers the don of the underworld, who wants the diamonds in his kitty, leading to a clash between the fashion world and the underworld. 

Boom was completed in 60 days and shot in Bombay, Sri Lanka and Dubai. – AFP  

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