Mera Pehla Pyar Hai girl ‘Hazel’ was asked to strip to get a role!
English beauty Hazel will soon be making her Bollywood debut. But she had an unsavory experience during her struggling days in Mumbai.
Some years ago, Hazel had put her foot in the door to tinsel town when she played an extra in Feroz Khan’s movie Janasheen . After that, while she strove to get a proper role in a Bollywood flick, she dabbled in modeling and appeared in television commercials for Ponds, Sunsilk, Nokia and Lays.
During her struggling days, Hazel encountered the infamous ‘casting couch’ phenomenon when she got an indecent proposal from a filmmaker. Hazel has revealed this in an interview to a website.
The filmmaker, whom Hazel is unwilling to name, reportedly gave her the offer of a movie in which she was to play a supermodel. Hazel was a bit flummoxed by the offer because she doesn’t have a good height to play a supermodel.
Then, during the audition, the director told her that the opening scene of the film would show Hazel stepping out of a swimming pool in a bikini. He asked Hazel to wear a bikini. But Hazel did not have the swimming costume with her. So the director straightaway asked her to strip because he wanted to see how she looked in her undergarments.
Hazel was shocked by the director’s demand and walked out of the audition.
After that, Hazel says she was on her guard while approaching other filmmakers for work. But then her lucky break came with Robby Grewal’s movie Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar in which she plays an NRI who comes to India and falls in love with a boy in her school.
The film, a teenage love story, is set to release on June 8.