Sherlyn Chopra is gearing up for her next film down South, which will be directed by Malayalam filmmaker Shajiyem. Titled ‘Bad Girl’, the film’s muhurat will be held on March 8 (Women’s Day), while shooting will commence only in May.
“I play the protagonist, a supermodel. The film is loosely based on Monica Bellucci’s Malena (2000), which is one of my most favourite international films. I’m really glad that the makers have zeroed in on me,” she says. Ask her how she landed up in a South film and she says, “The film’s makers said that language is never is a barrier. They felt it was apt for someone like me to play the ‘bad girl’. In fact, I’d say when someone thinks bad, bold and vulnerable, they’re compelled to think of me.”
The film has two principal male characters and, according to Sherlyn, the story is about whether she chooses one of them or settles for someone completely new. Quiz her if she was a bad girlwhen she was younger and she says, “I wish I were, but I was an introvert. Over the years, I’ve learnt to express myself without any fear or inhibition.”