August 19, 2010 06:15:46 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Russhita Singh - the name may not ring a familiar bell, but the young girl is already being tipped as the next big artiste to hit the marquee. She is fondly being talked about in the film circle. And Russhita cannot help but blush and smile over it. Why? Because she is the only one who has got the opportunity to share screen space with none other than Hollywood diva Julia Roberts.
Russhita reveals, "I play Tulsi, an Indian girl, in EAT PRAY LOVE that has Julia Roberts in the lead. We shot for a month in India last year. We actually mopped the floor and recited Sanskrit shlokas together. In fact I was impressed with Julia's skills to recite the Sanskrit shlokas with utmost precision."
RUSSHITA SINGH and JULIA ROBERTS in EAT PRAY LOVE
Russhita excitedly revealed her experience of shooting for Ryan Murphy's EAT PRAY LOVE. "I love every bit of the part that I play in the film. I had to work hard because it was an unusual role. Sharing screen space with Julia was an experience in itself."
Russhita laughingly adds, 'Julia was present for my on-screen wedding. While I was dressed like an Indian bride for the sequence, Julia gladly draped the six yards saree and accessorized herself with traditional Indian bindi and payal. She was familiar with every ritual of the Indian wedding that was being acted out. She was also familiar with the rationale behind the saat pheras and the significance behind wearing bangles.'
EAT PRAY LOVE is scheduled to release in India this October.