June 24, 2009



Paoli Dam is going topless.

After screening a bevy of Indian beauties, Italian director Italo Spinelli has chosen the dusky Paoli to play a tribal woman — in his forthcoming film Choli Ke Peechhe, based on a short story by Mahasweta Devi.

“I have gone through the script in detail. There are a few bold scenes , but as an actor I have no inhibitions with anything at all. Besides, it’s an international film and international stars do such scenes often,” said Paoli, who has been finalised, though she hasn’t signed the contract yet.

“I am really excited! It’s my first international project and I have always dreamt of being a part of an international project,” smiled the girl from Golf Club Road.

To be shot in Calcutta and Purulia from August, the film in English stars Irrfan Khan, Samrat Chakrabarti, Seema Rahmani, Tilottama Shome and Dibyendu

Choli Ke Peechhe is about a tribal woman (Paoli) who is shot by a photographer (Irrfan), triggering trouble for both.

Picture by Pabitra Das; Make-up: Aniruddha Chakladar; Styling: Sandy