Caroline relishes Bollywood role

Miles Jermy IT is a glamorous world of big screen idols, glitzy premieres, adoring fans and songs and saris.Now former Caister schoolgirl, turned actress Caroline Boulton, is looking forward to seeing her name in lights alongside the stars of Bollywood.

Miles Jermy

IT is a glamorous world of big screen idols, glitzy premieres, adoring fans and songs and saris.

Now former Caister schoolgirl, turned actress Caroline Boulton, is looking forward to seeing her name in lights alongside the stars of Bollywood.

Caroline is getting her first taste of India's multi-million-pound movie industr,y starring in a film called King Kon.


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It is the latest high profile role for the former Phyllis Adams School of Dance student, who now lives in London.

While many actors dream of going to Hollywood Caroline is looking forward to heading to India's movie capital Mumbai.

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Scenes for the film, a comedy about an Indian con artist called Lucky who ends up as a participant in a reality TV show, have already been shot in Yorkshire.

Caroline, who plays the role of the show's presenter, has already got a taste of the fervour around Bollywood film stars.

She said: “The leading man

is Govinda who is a hugely successful comedy actor in India and the director has won many Zee awards, which are like Bollywood Oscars.

“When we were filming in Leeds an enormous crowd gathered around Govinda to get his autograph, so he must be popular.

“It's a very big production and they are building all the film sets ready for us in an enormous studio in

Mumbai.

“I am not expecting to take part in any song and dance routines and speak any Hindi unless they surprise me with new scripts.

“There are a growing number of roles for English actors in Bollywood, it is a huge industry with increasing numbers of Indian films shot in the UK with British Film Council support.”

King Kon is due to be released next year and is expected be shown at Bollywood screening cinemas around Britain.

It has been a busy few months for the 28 year old, who is also appearing in The Boat That Rocked, the latest movie by acclaimed director Richard Curtis.

A romantic comedy set in '60s London, the film's all-star cast includes Emma Thompson, Rhys Ifans and current Bond Girl Gemma Arterton.

“I got to wear some great '60s clothes and was lucky enough to be in a scene with Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost and Rhys Ifans,” said Caroline.

Proving that an actor's life is not all glamour, she is also playing a witch who gets burned at the stake in a horror movie Spirits of the Fall, a role that involved a lot of stage blood and screaming.

Caroline left Caister in 2000 to study for a filmmaking degree at art school in Kent. When her tutor suggested she would do well as an actress she headed for London in search of success.

However, she has not forgotten her roots, regularly returning to Yarmouth where her sister Natalie and many friends live.

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