If you thought Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were the only two divas to have taken India to the global platform with their Hollywood sojourn, think again.
Josita Anola Rodrigues, a 17-year-old beauty from Mangaluru, has bagged an international project. The young model is all set to star in an upcoming Belgian movie that will feature Frederic Devos.
Devos spotted Josita at the World Teen Supermodel pageant that was held in Macau, China last month. Josita was one of the top 10 finalists.
“Devos met me there and he said he was looking for an Indian face for a project. He felt I would suit the role he had in mind. He is expected to visit India next month, after which the finer details of the project and my role will be finalised. I am excited and looking forward to it,” said Josita, who is a second-year PUC student at Mangaluru’s Sharada PU College.
Josita is a trained dancer and singer and has always been interested in acting. Currently, she is working in a Tulu serial, Devernadaye, directed by Praveen Kumpala.
Josita’s modeling stint began after she was spotted by Shubhakiran Mani, dance trainer and owner of Sizzling Guys dance academy. Mani introduced her to Charan Suvarna and Anupama Suvarna of ABCD Fashion.
“Initially, I wanted to pursue a career in event management. But now that I have started getting modeling and acting offers, I have decided to focus on this profession,” Josita said. She will be participating in the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week beginning June 13.