Esha Gupta has been confirmed as the actress who will play Lara Croft in the Indian version of ‘Tomb Raider’ (2001).
According to Times Of India, Gupta has been signed for an international co-production (Indi-American). An industry source told the publication, “Esha was approached for the role as she’s tall and has a very athletic physique. Obviously, her looks are an advantage, as those who’ve seen the original will be able to connect with the film better. This is a huge project for her, considering there will be a Hollywood studio backing it along with Indian producers.”
Gupta has been described previously as the Indian Angelina Jolie. This film will be as part of Vishesh Films three-film contract. She recently starred in ‘Jannat 2’ (2012) and ‘Raaz 3’ (2012), both proving hits at the box office.