Abu Dhabi: A Dubai-born actress stars in Bollywood flick Kamasutra 3D out next month.
Andria D’Souza, aka Ria, plays an Arabian queen in the erotic flick based on Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian text and one of the most widely read works on human sexuality.
Asked if she had inhibitions while doing sexually explicit scenes, Ria, originally from Mangalore, India, said: “I am cast opposite Milind Gunaji and have just one intimate scene. I must say I was freaking nervous, but director Rupesh Paul put me at ease and shot it very aesthetically. At the end of the day, we are actors and have to do what the script demands.”
Born and raised in Dubai, Ria studied at Our Own English High School.
She worked as a radio jockey with a local FM channel and then as a TV host for ZEE TV Middle East before making her movie debut in 2012 with Malayalam romantic thriller Casanovva staring south Indian film star Mohanlal.
Kamasutra 3D was shown at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival and was also in the contention list of the 86th Academy Awards.