Bengali bombshell Paoli Dam to set Goa`s Konkani cinema on fire

Panaji: Goa`s Konkani cinema is about to get red hot. After scorching the silver screen with a bare-backed performance in ‘Hate Story’, Bengali bombshell Paoli Dam will act in a film directed by up-and-coming Goan director Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, says the actress.

"I am in Laxmikant Shetgaonkar`s next film. We discussed the project when I met him in Cannes," the actress said of her 2011 meeting in France with the director, whose first film ‘Poltodcho Munis’ won critical acclaim when it was released a few years ago.

The Konkani film revolves around Baga beach, one of the popular beaches in Goa, and involves the slices of lives of tourists coming to the beach.

Paoli plays the role of a north Indian tourist coming to Baga, she said Thursday on the eve of the conclusion of the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.

The actress, whose claim to celluloid fame has been a raunchy role with part lesbian action in ‘Hate Story’, and a nude sequence in another Bengali film, was here to attend the screening of her new film ‘Elar Char Adhyay’ at the Goa festival.

"I want to be part of films with a difference," she said, adding that she liked the director and the idea and her character in the Konkani film.

A true-blue Bengali, who loves her fish, Paoli confesses that she loves the fish in Goa too. "I love the food here. Just can`t get enough of it," she says.