The professional dancer has officially replaced Nargis Fakhri to star in Welcome to Karachi. According to the actress herself, she will portray the role of a ‘badass’ Pakistani ISI agent. After confirming her role, Gottlieb disclosed that the role reminded her of earlier days when her father would roam around their house in New York with a gun. Here’s what she had to say.
“I’m really excited about my bad-ass character, who’s a Pakistani ISI agent.The role reminded me of my New York days when my father would walk around the house carrying a gun. It’s an action film and you’ll see me doing a lot of stunts,” she stated.”
Welcome to Karachi is a satirical movie based on supposedly two Pakistanis who get lost in Karachi without their passports. Ultimately, they are kidnapped by the Taliban. Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani will feature in the movie as the two stranded Pakistanis. Initially actor Irfan Khan was to star beside Warsi but then Bhagnani replaced him. Coupled with the fun filled comic acting of Arshad Warsi, the film does indeed have the potential to become a resounding success.
Lauren Gottlieb did acknowledge the fact that whereas she had finally seemed to be making a name for herself in Bollywood, it seemed that Hollywood filmmakers had forgotten about her.
“Most of the online content is blocked there, so even if I want my friends to watch a few videos of my work, it’s not possible. The American producers probably think I’ve fallen off the globe,” she said. This is the first time the Dancing With The Stars performer will be seen in an action role.