Bollywood calling another Miss Sri Lanka
After Jacqueline Fernandez's success, another Miss Sri Lanka Gamya Vijayadasa signs a Hindi film in a lead role
It looks like stepping off the ramp and straight into Bollywood sets has become an unspoken norm for most models — both Indian and international. Seems like after Jacqueline Fernandez, Gamya Vijayadasa will be the second Sri Lankan beauty queen to give Bollywood a shot.
The model-turned-actress is all set to work in director Luv Ranjan’s next. The director’s last film was Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Gamya however refuses to divulge details about her upcoming project. She says, “I’m not at liberty to say anything about the character. All I can mention is that it’s a youthful film and am glad to be part of the project.”
Rajan’s upcoming project is set to hit the floor by the end of the year. However, it won’t mark Gamya’s Bollywood debut. The lady has already done an item number for an upcoming musical drama.
Gamya adds, “I have no qualms about performing an item song as I’m a trained dancer in the Sri Lankan dance form of Kandyan — which is very theatrical in nature — for over 15 years now. So it’s actually a lot of fun but at the same time, I don’t wish to be typecast as an item girl.”
After winning the beauty queen title in her native country, Gamya was receiving offers from the local film industry but nothing excited her enough to sign the dotted lines.
On being asked whether she is in touch with compatriot Jacqueline Fernandez, Gamya says she hasn’t met her yet. “I haven’t even spoken to her though I’d love to. It’s really an inspiration to see someone from your own country doing well in the Hindif film industry,” she further adds.