B-Town’s foreign import Elena Kazan shared screen space with Saif Ali Khan in his production Agent Vinod. The starlet now features with the actor again in an ad that also has Shah Rukh Khan.
The commercial for the liquor brand was recently shot at Film City. Says Elena, “It’s a commercial with two huge stars; so shooting with them was an experience in itself. But I really don’t know for how long I will be visible in the presence of them. But that’s okay, it’s a commercial after all.” The model-turned-actress adds that the shoot was done on a large scale and also features a few other models. “My part was to be seated with the two stars doing their acts. Having done Agent Vinod, here was a chance to be in the same frame with Saif again.”
Though she loves to do modelling, presently her film shoots leave her with not much time to pursue it. “You have to do a balancing act of the dates and proper coordination, otherwise you can’t handle both at the same time.” Of Russian-German roots, Elena was exposed to Hindi films during a student programme in the US. A trip to Kolkata in 2008 to work for an NGO ended up with modelling assignments besides Bengali films.
Elena now has two more B-Town films in her kitty. “There is Rohit Khaitan’s film with Chandan Roy Sanyal that was shot in Prague. I play a gypsy in it. I am also shooting for Ahishor Solomon’s film with Randeep Hooda and Naseeruddin Shah in which I essay an Iranian woman with a dark past. Sharing screen space with Naseer is also one experience by itself.”