Priyanka is the ‘most beautiful’ for Elarica
Elarica Johnson (above), to Indian audiences, is the girl who played the pretty waitress serving Harry in Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince. Now that she’s coming to India to host pop star Justin Bieber’s maiden concert here, it’s Johnson’s turn to be served… daal and naan, chicken Biryani and lot of other spicy stuff.
The 27-year-old actor-model will be seen in Potter author JK Rowling’s new TV series Cormoran Strike later this year. She tells us, “I’ve always wanted to go to India, so I can hardly contain my excitement. I hope to explore as much of the culture as possible and do a lot of shopping.”
Her connection with India began at the age of seven, when she watched the classic Mughal-e-Azam. Growing up, she loved Bollywood: “Lagaan (2001; starring Aamir Khan) was a huge favourite of mine, and My Name Is Khan, which had my favourite male Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. I’m also a very big fan of Priyanka Chopra (above) and Jacqueline Fernandez.”
Meeting Priyanka at an event in London was a very interesting experience. Johnson says, “[Priyanka] truly is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met, a down-to-earth individual.”
If Bollywood beckoned, Johnson would come. She names Karan Johar and Imtiaz Ali among her favourite filmmakers.