British beauty Elizabeth Hurley has turned to Bollywood in an effort to revive her flagging film career.

The Austin Powers: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY actress - whose boyfriend Arun Nayar comes from Bombay, India - has signed a contract to make her first Bollywood movie.

Hurley will star in the as-yet-untitled film alongside EAST IS EAST star Om Puri, one of India's most popular actors.

A number of Hurley's films including BEDAZZLED and DOUBLE WHAMMY have flopped at the box office, and so she is the hoping that the thriller, to be made by production company iDreams in Scotland, will bring her film success.

An industry insider says, "Elizabeth might be known in Britain and the US, but this could help her standing no end as India and Bollywood is big business."

21/12/2003 14:51