Mumbai: British “item girl” Scarlett Wilson, who recently impressed actor Salman Khan on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” will make her debut opposite Rajeev Khandelwal in a film set in the 1960s.
“During our conversation on ‘Jhalak…’ two weeks ago, he told me ‘I knew you were too young then, but now is your right time’,’ Scarlett told IANS.
Recently when Salman Khan had come on the show, he was impressed by Scarlett’s dance and he had explained to the audience how he had offered a film to her a few years back, which she didn’t accept as she felt she was too young.
Till now Scarlett was known for her item numbers such as “Imported Kamariya” and one in “Bahubali” and several numbers down South. But she will now make her acting debut soon in a film reportedly titled “Woh Aadmi Bahut Kuchh Jaanta Hai” opposite “Aamir” star Rajeev Khandelwal.
“I’m halfway through shooting a movie which I guess I’ll finish after ‘Jhalak…’. I’m paired opposite Rajeev Khandelwal. It’s a 1960s movie and I’m playing the role of Helen. Ganesh Hegde who’s a judge on ‘Jhalak..’, has choreographed all the songs for me in the movie. So I’m really eager to finish that film because the songs in particular are just outstanding.”
She is unable to do other item numbers as the hectic schedule on the reality show doesn’t allow her this privilege.
“I’m just concentrating on ‘Jhalak..’ I’m been offered some songs in between but I can’t take them up because our schedule is just crazy. From the day of the shoot till next week, we are in ‘Jhalak..’ house rehearsing every day. So I think after it finishes, I can explore other things and see what gets offered to me. So let’s see, fingers crossed, hoping something good will come up.”
Scarlett is one of the five contestants on the show still in contention for winning the coveted prize.