Gemma Atkinson: From British mill town girl to Bollywood star

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Gemma Atkinson…Learning Hindi very tricky.

She grew up in a mill town, rose to fame on teen soap Hollyoaks and loves sharing a bed with her pet dogs. Now Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson has left her roots behind and headed to the dazzling world of Bollywood.

Gemma was picked to play a lead Bollywood role after the director saw one of her sexy magazine shoots. The Bury lass, who has also enjoyed a successful career as a glamour model for lingerie, swimwear and lads’ mags, is about to become Asia’s latest acting sensation.

Gemma is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model. She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); for starring on Soapstar Superstar (2007) and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2007); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–present).

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She makes her Bollywood debut in suspense thriller Fever. Gemma was picked to play the lead role Rhea Wagner by director Rajeev Jhaveri, after he saw one of her sexy magazine shoots.

She has been catapulted into the Bollywood world of glitz and glamour where actors can earn up to £6million a film. In an interview , 31-year-old Gemma reveals she is hoping to land more roles, despite early struggles over delivering her lines in Hindi. Thirty-one-year-old Gemma said that she is hoping to land more roles in Bollywood.

The soap star said that she initially found learning her lines in Hindi very tricky. Gemma was given a tutor in Bradford who helped her speak Hindi. Before stepping on set, Gemma had training in Hindi so she could better understand her scenes.

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Indian actor Yusuf Sultan was recruited to translate her script into English and teach her the dialogue. – CINEWS

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