Foreign Celebrities Who Did One Bollywood Film And Disappeared


3. Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley as Elizabeth Russell

In Oscar nominated film ‘Lagaan’ British actress and model Rachel Shelley played the role of english gild Elizabeth Russell, who fall in love with a Indian boy Bhuvan. ‘Lagaan’ director Ashutosh Gowariker herself write dialogues and songs in English for Rachel.  part from acting, Shelley has written articles for The Guardian and DIVA Magazine. Currently, 46-year-old Rachel is lives in London with her partner Matthew Parkhill, who is a TV writer, director and producer. They have a daughter, born on 8 September 2009.

4. Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

“Shart yeh hai ki tum humko is khel mein haraao aur hum tumhara lagaan maaf kar dega”. The entire film ‘Lagaan’ was based on this single dialogue and this was spoken by Captain Andrew Russell aka English actor Paul Blackthorne. For the film ‘Lagaan’, Paul spend six month to learning Hindi. This was first Hindi film of his career.  After Lagaan, Paul did several American films and television shows, including ER, 24, The Dresden Files and Arrow. Paul is also an accomplished photographer. His exhibition, Delhi to Manhattan, appeared at Tibet House in New York City to benefit the Tibetan children of the city of Dharamsala.