Whispers are that British actress Emma Watson is in talks to possibly star in a new Bollywood movie.
It’s being said that the Harry Potter ‘Hermione Granger’ has been approached by the nephew of famous Indian actor Dev Anand - Shekhar Kapur who is a celebrated producer and director in the Indian film industry.
Kapur has worked on both Bollywood and Hollywood movies in the past, including his Oscar-nominated biopic of Elizabeth I, The Golden Age, starring Cate Blanchett.
Word is that Emma has been asked to play a central role in Kapur’s latest film ‘Paani’, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput.
While more details of ‘Paani’ are expected very soon, we know that it’s being produced under the ‘Yash Raj Films’ banner and the story is a sci-fi romance set in the future when the earth's water supply has run out.
Interestingly, John Travolta has also revealed that he’d been offered a role for the film. Commenting at the recent International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) at Tampa Bay, Florida, which he attended, he said that he has known Kapur for some time and that he is ‘open to working in Hindi films if I like the story and my part’.
While it is yet to be seen if Emma is up for the odd ‘dhumkha’ here and there… we’ll let you know when we know more.