Bound for Bol­ly­wood

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television - DAR­REN CARTWRIGHT, AAP

GOLD Coast paramedic stu­dent Teigan Lloyd- Evans has started a crash course in Hindi af­ter win­ning the re­al­ity ta­lent search SBS Bol­ly­wood Star.

Lloyd- Evans ( pic­tured) was un­veiled as the win­ner of Bol­ly­wood Star last week­end and now a ca­reer in the big­gest movie in­dus­try in the world beck­ons.

The 24- year- old will be cast in a Bol­ly­wood movie by award- win­ning pro­ducer and direc­tor Ma­hesh Bhatt.

Lloyd- Evans first had to pass the au­di­tion process to make the list of fi­nal­ists be­fore trav­el­ling to In­dia to meet Bhatt.

She also had to im­press the judges film­maker Anu­pam Sharma, Bol­ly­wood ta­lent- spot­ter Raj Suri and Bol­ly­wood chore­og­ra­pher Dipti Patil to prove she was wor­thy of a Bol­ly­wood role.

‘‘ I’ve started learn­ing Hindi and I am go­ing to get a bit more pro­fes­sional with that and get a tu­tor and start to pick it up,’’ Lloyd- Evans said.

‘‘ I’m wait­ing to hear from Ma­hesh and when I do, I’ll ac­cel­er­ate my learn­ing.’’

Lloyd- Evans is only six months into her paramedic ca­reer, which will be put on hold un­til later this year or early in 2013, when she makes the movie.

What is a lit­tle un­clear is how big or small the role is.

SBS has as­sured the Queens­lan­der it will def­i­nitely be a speak­ing part and not lim­ited to a few mum­bled words.

‘‘ It’s quite ex­cit­ing and it could be a lead,’’ Lloyd- Evans said.

‘‘ The con­tract didn’t spec­ify only a mi­nor role and when I met him [ Bhatt] he said he would think about what role he’d like me to play.’’

An SBS spokes­woman said the role would be ‘‘ sig­nif­i­cant’’, giv­ing Lloyd- Evans ev­ery rea­son to be­lieve this break could lead to a ca­reer of sub­stance.

While she is learn­ing to speak Hindi, she has yet to en­rol for act­ing lessons.

Lloyd- Evans has never been taught to act apart from a dal­liance in drama class at high school.

‘‘ The act­ing over here is so dif­fer­ent to act­ing over there, so I’m just wait­ing to see what Ma­hesh wants me to do,’’ Lloyd- Evans said.

‘‘ When you get a chance to go back to Mum­bai and be part of a Bol­ly­wood film you want to get it right.’’

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