By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Lights,camera…..auction! The “role auction” for Pooja Bhatt’s production organized by the Scottish Circle and held on May 23, has yielded a very surprising result.
British actress Bonnie Wright has won the auction by a wide margin.The British beauty Bonnie is best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series.Author J.K Rowling has named Bonnie as one of her favourite actors from the Harry Potter series.
Bonnie, we hear, jumped into the auction ring as the proceeds would help the cause of violence against women. She now has the choice of being in either of the two Pooja Bhatt production Cabaret or Bad. If she chooses the former Bonnie would be part of a spectacular song and dance number. If she opts to be in the Charles Sobhraj bio-pic Bad Bonnie would have a speaking part.
Confirming the ‘Wright’ choice, Pooja Bhatt says, “Poonam Gupta who initiated the role auction on behalf of the Scottish Circle called to say Bonnie Wright not only out-bid everyone, but also wished to pay double, as she wants a part for her brother(actor Lewis Wright) as well!”
This is obviously the Harry Potter charmer’s method of pitching in for the women’s cause.
Says Pooja, “I am truly moved by Bonnie’s gesture and I applaud her spirit.”