Being Kamal

Kamal Sidhu, who makes a comeback in Bollywood with Little Zizou, also turns scriptwriter this year

In the early '90s, Kamal Sidhu was a svelte model from Canada whose olive skin, washboard abs and ruffled locks made heads turn the world over. Cut to the present: she's still firecracker-hot. A regular at parties and launches, along with new husband Nico Ghoghavala, owner of B.A.R. Company, she makes a pretty picture in her cotton pants and ganjis. And now she is back for a second stint in Bollywood.

Call it destiny or a desire to reinvent herself; her return after 12 years in Sooni Taraporevala's Little Zizou has definitely evoked interest. "Technically, this isn't my second movie. I did two movies, the first was Aar Ya Paar, and the second, Fakir of Venice, which will release later this year," she states hoping that the audience will appreciate her work this time around.

Meanwhile, this Jill of all trades has also taken to script writing. "I cannot reveal much right now. I have started work on a script and by the end of this year I should have something to show."

When she debuted opposite Jackie Shroff in Ketan Mehta's Aar Ya Paar, it was her bikini scene and not her acting skills that made news. But then Sidhu hasn't really led a conventional life. From steamy photo shoots to hosting a show called Sex Lives on Zoom TV, she has always walked the tight rope.

"I defied notions most of the time. I wanted to do crossover Hindi films when most women were happy romancing leading men on screen. That's why I chose Aar Ya Paar to start with," says the sultry model who has also donned the producer's mantle for a show called Earthpulse on Discovery Channel. "But I was not there to prove a point or to rebel against anyone. It's just my nature to be different."

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