The filmmaker casts new Brazilian muse Nathalia Pinheiro opposite Rana Daggubati in his next
It appears that Ram Gopal Varma’s latest find, Nathalia Pinheiro is fast going on the lines of his previous muses — Urmila Matondkar, Antara Mali and Rukhsar.
Now thanks to having RGV’s hand on her head, Brazilian model and winner of a recent calendar hunt, Nathalia is all set to act in her first film as lead, opposite Rana Daggubati, that is being made by the filmmaker.
A source close to the director divulges, “Ramu was very impressed with Nathalia’ item number (in a forthcoming RGV film) and felt that she has a lot more potential that needs to be exploited.
Also he really liked the chemistry between Rana and Nathalia while shooting for Department and hence decided to cast both of them together.
He feels the pair will look hot together. Ramu has signed a multi-film contract with the leggy model but it won’t be an exclusive one.”
This romantic thriller will be shot in Europe. The source adds, “Normally Ramu shoots all his films in India but he is planning to shoot this one in virgin locales across Europe over two months. He plans to start the movie during mid-2012.”
Given the fact that one of Ramu’s earlier muses – Nisha Kothari, reportedly had a bitter fall-out with the filmmaker a while back, we are left wondering how long this new found friendship will last between the filmmaker and his new muse. Ramu remained unavailable for comments.
RGV’s favourite muses
Rukhsar worked with Ramu for the first time in his production D and then was seen in Sarkar.
Antara was apparently introduced to Ramu by her ace photographer dad Jagdish Mali. Ramu cast her in a character role in Mast but later on cast her lead in Company, Road, Darna Mana Hai, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hun, Gayab, Naach and Mr Ya Miss.
RGV cast Urmila Matondkar for the first time in Rangeela and they went on to do many memorable films together including Satya, Daud, Kaun,Mast, Jungle, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Bhoot and Company. They had fall-out a few years ago but they patched up and Urmila did an item number in Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.
Nisha Kothari was RGV’s find. She owes her Bollywood career to the filmmaker who gave her first break in James. They did Shiva, Sarkar, Go, Darna Zaroori Hai, Agyaat. He cast her in Hema Malini’s role in his dud version of Sholay, titled Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.