|We can see that she resembles Hollywood stunner Angelina Jolie, but does Esha Gupta really have it in her to reprise the Hollywood star’s role in the Hindi version of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider?
Modeling world knew her as the desi Angelina Jolie, and the model-turned-actress successfully launched her acting career in 2012. Now, she might add another feather to her cap by doing an Angelina. There is a strong buzz that the actress is all set to play the lead role in the desi version of Angelina Jolie’s action flick Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, released in 2001.
Esha Gupta has been signed for an international co-production -- an Indo-American one -- to play the Indian Lara Croft, reports a daily.
“Esha was approached for the role as she's tall and has a very athletic physique. Obviously, her looks are an advantage, as those who've seen the original will be able to connect with the film better. This is a huge project for her, considering there will be a Hollywood studio backing it along with Indian producers,” a source is quoted saying.
It’s even learnt that due to Esha’s hit track record, the makers did not have two thoughts before approaching her. She fits the bill perfectly.
For now, the siren, a former Kingfisher calendar girl, is busy with another Vishesh Films’ project.