Deepika, Priyanka broke no­tion that mod­els can’t act: Waluscha De Sousa

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Model-turned-ac­tress Waluscha De Sousa heaps praise on reign­ing stars Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, say­ing that the Bol­ly­wood’s di­vas have dis­pelled the no­tions that “mod­els can’t act”. Af­ter strut­ting the ramp as a model and then putting her pro­fes­sional life on the back burner for her fam­ily, Waluscha de­cided to take the leap into Hindi film­dom with “Fan” op­po­site su­per­star Shah Rukh Khan. Asked about the switch, Waluscha points out that the plunge from mod­el­ling to act­ing has been “great”, and she wants to en­joy this phase of her life.

“A lot of young girls use mod­el­ling as a step­ping stone into Bol­ly­wood… we have Deepika and Priyanka, who have al­ready bro­ken this no­tion that mod­els can­not act. For me, it has been a great tran­si­tion,” Waluscha told IANS. Priyanka’s jour­ney in the world of glitz and glam­our started at the age of 17 when she was crowned Miss World in 2000. Af­ter mak­ing a mark in Bol­ly­wood, Priyanka is scal­ing new heights in­ter­na­tion­ally. She is the face of Amer­i­can TV se­ries “Quan­tico”, and will also make her de­but in Hol­ly­wood with “Bay­watch”.

Deepika, af­ter mod­el­ling, carved a place for her­self in the in­dus­try sup­ported by her tal­ent. She will also be mak­ing her Hol­ly­wood de­but with “xXx: The Re­turn of Xan­der Cage”.

Waluscha De Sousa.

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