Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:34 pm

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Himarsha Vekantswamy – From Kingfisher Model To Lady Of The Jungle In Roar

It’s nothing new to see models breaking into Bollywood these days.  However, it is still rare to have a model who can truly act well!  Himarsha Venkatswamy made such a transition.  She is used to setting the camera lens on fire. The stunning model won the Kingfisher Calendar Girl Hunt in 2009 and there’s been no looking back since. The leggy beauty has been born and brought up in South Africa and after winning the calendar hunt, decided to make Mumbai her home. After making an appearance in I Hate Luv Storys, she is set scorch the screen as ‘Jhumpa’ in Roar: Tigers Of The Sundarbans, which is produced by Abis Rizvi and directed by Kamal Sadanah.

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Speaking of Roar, she tells us,

“I am a traveler at heart. Most people know about the Amazons but not many know about the Sundarbans. Being there was magical. We were literally at the mercy of Mother Nature. As for my role, Jhumpa is part of the jungle. I come from South Africa, a land famous for its wildlife. When I heard about the film, Jhumpa called out to me straight away, and I immediately felt connected to her. Shooting for this film has been one of the biggest adventures of my life. I’ve been thrown in crocodile infested water around four times! Abis and Kamal have been so supportive and helpful throughout this entire shoot and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.”

Roar: Tigers Of The Sundarbans, produced by Abis Rizvi and directed by Kamal Sadanah releases in theaters on October 31st.