Ex-city girl Rupak lives the Bollywood dream!Byline: By BARBARA GOULDEN email@example.com
A FORMER Coventry schoolgirl, turned Bollywood actress, is looking forward to the release of her first movie tomorrow.
Supernatural Bollywood thriller Nazar opens at Star City in Birmingham featuring actress Rupak Mann, who beat off competition from 1,000 other hopefuls when she entered a Channel 4 television contest along the same lines as Pop Idol This article is about the British television series. For general popular culture icons, see pop icon.
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Producers were looking for a new face for the hugely successful Indian film industry through the talent show last year.
Rupak, who weighs around 24 stone, won the overall competition and has spent the past three months filming in Bombay.
The 35-year-old, who used to live in Moseley Avenue, Coundon, said: "The film is a supernatural thriller, and Nazar means vision and was made despite monsoon monsoon (mŏnsn) [Arab., mausium=season], wind that changes direction with change of season, notably in India and SE Asia. rains.
"I play the loyal guardian to Pakistani actress Meera, who I have to protect from all sorts of dangers.
"Even the acting was sometimes dangerous on some of our outside locations - especially once when we had to walk over bits of cardboard covering massive holes in an old ruined mill.
"There is also no cut-off time for filming. They just carry on until they've got the shot they want - even if that means filming all night and then starting again first thing next morning!
"Fortunately, I was very lucky and always had a room or a trailer to rest in."
It was all a long way from Rupak's days as a pupil at both Coundon Court and Sidney Stringer string·er
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The great tragedy in her life was when her mother, Surjit, committed suicide at the family home.
It was perhaps one of the reasons Rupak wanted so desperately to succeed. She has now got herself an agent and hopes to continue as an actress.
At first, only places with loyal Bollywood audiences, such as Vue Cinema at Star City, Birmingham Star City is a vast American-style complex in the UK, with a great emphasis on entertainment. It is located in Nechells, north east of Birmingham near the M6 motorway. Star City
Star City, Birmingham, England. , will be able to see the film.
It will also be seen at Cineworld cinemas in London, Bradford, Leicester and the Trafford Centre The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. The planning process for the Trafford Centre was one of the longest and most expensive in British history. in Manchester.
TASTE OF STARDOM: Rupak Mann stands outside one of the Bollywood mansions (above) and meets with some young film fans (left)