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Shakira Eyes Starring Role In Upcoming Bollywood Movie


First Posted: 02/ 6/2012 1:14 pm Updated: 02/ 6/2012 3:31 pm

After all the hip shaking and belly dancing, it only makes sense that Shakira is now considering Bollywood.

According to reports by The Daily Record, the Colombian pop star could make her acting debut in an upcoming Bollywood film. The movie, titled "Desire," will be directed by Bangladeshi director Enamul Karim Nirjhar, who received a National Nomination from Bangladesh for the 81st Academy Awards in the category of best foreign film for his movie, "Aha!" A large part of the movie is set to be filmed in Scotland.

Shakira is still in negotiations with movie executives to sing in the movie's soundtrack as well as to act in the role of "Desire," according to The Daily Record.

Pending the negotiations, Shakira is expected to record the soundtrack with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Shakira is no stranger to Bollywood.

In the 2006 MTV Video Awards, Shakira added some Bollywood moves-- and her own version of traditional Indian attire -- to a live performance of her hit song, "Hips Don't Lie." At the time, she expressed interest in doing a Bollywood-style dance video with film director Farah Khan, who worked with her on the performance, according to BBC News.

Other Latin Americans have previously worked in Bollywood films. Brazilian super model Giselle Monteiro, for instance, played the leading role of Harleen Kaur in the 2009 Bollywood film, "Love Aaj Kal." Mexican actress Barbara Mori had a lead role in the movie "Kites" alongside Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. The film was a love story between a Mexican beauty and an Indian man.

Now it appears the Latin American star who popularized belly dancing is set to make her mark in Bollywood.

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  • At The Summit Of The Americas 2012

    Colombian singer Shakira performs the Colombian National Anthem during the opening remarks of the Summit of the Americas at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Shakira at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes

  • Supporting Hand Over Of Land Titles To Marginalized Communities

    Colombian singer Shakira holds a child during an event to hand over land titles to representatives of the Afro-Colombian community at the Plaza de San Pedro in Cartagena, Colombia on April 15, 2012. The land restititution is an attempt by Colombia to recognized marginalized communities who were forced from their land by armed groups. US President Barack Obama attended the event. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Receiving Her Medal

    Colombian singer Shakira poses with France's minister for Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand after being awarded with the medal of knight of the Order of Arts and Letters on January 28, 2012 in the French southern city of Cannes.

  • Shakira and Piqué

    Shakira arrives with Pique to the FIFA Ballon d'Or award at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.

  • At the 2011 Grammy Awards

    Colombian musician Shakira claims her award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album during the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2011.

  • Shakira and Sofia

    Colombian actress Sofia Vergara presents Colombian singer Shakira with the Person of the Year Award onstage during the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

  • 2011 Person Of The Year Award

    Honoree Shakira performs during at the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award ceremony.

  • Shakira Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    Shakira is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in November 2011 in Hollywood, California.

  • Shakira at White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

    Shakira took part in the President's Advisory Commission of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in Washington in October 2011.


Filed by Laura Steiner  |