The singer ditches her Baby Spice image in favour of a little eastern promise. In true Bollywood style, Pal Tham Gaya is an all-singing, all-dancing romance
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Emma struts her stuff with local talent Soha Ali Khan. The dance routines were a little different to the ones she used to perform in her days as a Spice Girl, but the 28-year-old took it all in her stride
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31 MARCH 2005

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Emma Bunton has shown off an exotic new side to her character by making her debut in a Bollywood movie. The former Spice Girl has filmed a cameo appearance in the flick Pal Tham Gaya. And the 28-year-old looks all set to become a Bollywood queen, because producers have now offered her the chance to take a starring role in another production.

Movie bosses were apparently so impressed with Emma's performance that they want to make her a silver screen star. She will receive around 1 million if she accepts the role and, given that the Indian film industry is even larger than Hollywood, it could lead on to big things indeed.

Her break came as a result of a BBC documentary in which she traded places with one of the subcontinent's hottest talents. The equally glamorous Sameera Reddy, who has been dubbed the "Jennifer Lopez of Mumbai", journeyed to London to appear in an episode of the medical drama Casualty.

"The idea is to give viewers a look at how high life differs in different parts of the world," explained Emma. "Everything in Bollywood is so grand and beautiful - it has lived up to everything I imagined."

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