Beauty of the week: Kristina Akheeva of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2'
Born in Russia, raised in Australia, and now carving her career in India, meet the beautiful Kristina Akheeva
By Priyanka Kapoor
Date: Thu, Jun 06, 2013 09:00:52 GMT
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Pretty looks and hot bod can sure earn one an easy ticket to Bollywood. But Australian model Kristina Akheeva, possessor of both, wants to be known for her talent. She is ApunKaChoice’s Beauty of the Week.
Come Friday, Kristina makes her Bollywood debut opposite Sunny Deol in the much-awaited screwball comedy Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. It’s a fruition of steady efforts Kristina has been making ever since her first tryst with India six years ago.
Rewind the clock back to 2007. Kristina Akheeva, a Russia-born girl brought up in Australia, was on a backpacking trip in India. She walked inside a cinema hall for what she calls “a Bollywood experience.” And though she didn’t understand a word in the film, she thoroughly loved the experience.
In 2010 she returned; this time for a modeling assignment. She came back again in 2012 and decided that she wanted to act in Hindi movies. That’s when she got an offer from the Deols to star in their Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.
Now, Kristina Akheeva is eagerly awaiting the release of her debut film.
“I am waiting for the release of YPD2. I want people to see me in the film. I am speaking in Hindi and have done a good job. Only then I think the good quality work will come my way,” she said.
Catch more snaps and tidbits about Kristina Akheeva ahead.