India visit left me shocked and sad: Lindsay Lohan

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, who visited India in 2009 to shoot a documentary on child trafficking in the country, says it was an unforgettable experience that left her "shocked and sad".

The troubled actress, 26, gearing up for the release of her film "Scary Movie 5", which hits screens in the US April 12 and here a week later, said about her India trip: "It was an experience I would never forget."

"It left me shocked and sad.... Making this documentary for BBC3 has allowed me to lend my voice to the real hardship faced by children who are trafficked," she said in an email interaction from Los Angeles ahead of the film's release.

Lohan's India visit had courted controversy with reports saying she violated visa rules. Her detractors felt she took up the BBC offer to scrap her wild party-girl image.

The former child artist and "Mean Girl" star, who is battling legal as well as alcohol issues, has to spend 90 days in a rehab in a misdemeanor car case.

She says she is thankful to "Scary Movie 5" co-star Charlie Sheen, who has also been in the spotlight for his wild ways, for offering her monetary help.

Excerpts:

Q: How was it like working on "Scary Movie 5"?

A: It was great fun. I basically play myself in the movie and star alongside Charlie Sheen. It was great working with him and we really bonded.

Q: How was the experience of working with Charlie Sheen first in "Scary Movie 5" and then on his TV show "Anger Management"?

A: It was great getting to know him and sharing screen space with him. I also filmed "Anger Management" and was grateful for the opportunity. I just had such a wonderful day on the sets of "Anger Management" with Charlie Sheen and the entire crew!

Q: It was heard that you were furious at "Scary Movie 5" producers for including gag about your probation being revoked. Would you like to elaborate on it?

A: What happened was the script included a point where I am seen screaming after seeing my movie "Herbie: Fully Loaded" on the television. But in the recently released trailer, I am instead shrieking at a news report about my probation revocation. I was promised a final say on what jokes went in and never cleared that gag. But all is well now and I had a talk with the producers and I am pretty excited about the release.

Q: Looking at the recent turn of events, especially referring to the generous act by Charlie Sheen, it seems that you have gained acceptance in the eyes of the people even despite the troubles you have been having?

A: Yes, it is indeed a great feeling to be loved and respected by people. The money Charlie Sheen gave me was of a lot of help and I would be forever grateful to him.

I feel strongly overwhelmed that my friends and fans are supporting me in my hour of need.

Q: Tell us about your views on India and your visit to India for your documentary.

A: It was an experience I would never forget. It left me shocked and sad. I have filmed a BBC documentary on child trafficking in India. Making this documentary for BBC3 has allowed me to lend my voice to the real hardship faced by children who are trafficked .The strength of the young boys and girls I met has been truly humbling, and I hope my presence in India will bring awareness to the really important issues raised in making this film.

Q: Five facts that we don't know about Lindsay Lohan.

A: My favourite food is Italian, Chinese, and Japanese; I am allergic to blueberries; when auditioning for "Mean Girls" (2004), I originally wanted to play Regina; my idols are Marilyn Monroe and Ann-Margre; and Once saved my brother and youngest sibling, Dakota "Cody" Lohan, from drowning.

Most Viewed

  • Saif-Kareena Kapoor Khan And Soha-Kunal Khemu’s Wild Holiday
    Saif-Kareena Kapoor Khan And Soha-Kunal Khemu’s Wild Holiday

    Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan with hubby Saif Ali Khan spend their quality time with newly wed couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu. The couples are in Nagarhole, spending their weekend staying over at Saad Bin Jung’s resort, The Bison. In the picture, Kareena, Saif, and Soha Ali Khan are chilling out in open cottage, assuming Kunal Khemu clicking their picture, as he is missing. Kunal Khemu tweeted, On the early morning safari at Nagarhole wildlife reserve through the mist we spotted this …

  • Ranbir Kapoor goes gown on his knees to propose to Deepika Padukone
    Ranbir Kapoor goes gown on his knees to propose to Deepika Padukone

    All the eyes are on Ranbir Kapoor and his ex beau Deepika Padukone who have been shooting together for their upcoming film Tamasha. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were shooting for a romantic scene, where Ranbir had to go down on knees and propose Deepika Padukone. You can see in the pictures, Ranbir Kapoor goes down on Knees, while Deepika Padukone gets surprised on it. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and is directed by Imtiaz Ali. …

  • Check Out: Alia Bhatt’s Transformed Vanity Van
    Check Out: Alia Bhatt’s Transformed Vanity Van

    Bollywood’s cutest actress Alia Bhatt is too excited and happy for her new personalized Vanity Van. The actress has recently got a new makeover for her vanity van. Alia Bhatt who calls her vanity van as a second home tweeted with a picture, “My second home, my vanity van !!! Thank you amritamahalnakai for transforming my van !! I love you to… Student Of The Year actress got her old vanity van customized into new according to her taste by Amrita Mahalnakai. As you can see in the picture just …

  • Sussanne Khan Spent Rs 16 Crore On A Penthouse In Pune?
    Sussanne Khan Spent Rs 16 Crore On A Penthouse In Pune?

    Hrithik Roshan‘s ex-wife Sussanne Khan has bought an expensive property for herself outside Mumbai city. According to recent reports, Sussanne Khan bought a beautiful penthouse in Pune for about 16 crore! The penthouse is located in Trump Towers, Kalyani Nagar and the celebrity interior decorator has bought the property only for investment purpose. A source was quoted saying, “Yes, she has purchased a penthouse in Pune. It is located in Trump Towers, Kalyani Nagar. …

  • Beef Ban Takes Bollywood By Storm!
    Beef Ban Takes Bollywood By Storm!

    Bollywood celebrities are now coming forward and voicing their opinion on different matters. First it was the controversial AIB Roast, and now it’s the ‘Beef Ban’ that took the Internet by storm. To exercise their right to freedom of speech, our Bollywood celebrities took to their Twitter accounts and posted their views on the recent ‘beef ban’ sanctioned by Maharashtra government. Mumbai being the hub of most of Bollywood celebrities who opt to dine as they wish this news came as a shocker. …

  • Manoj Bajpayee turns gay professor; sports unkempt look for ALIGARH
    Manoj Bajpayee turns gay professor; sports unkempt look for ALIGARH

    The first look of Manoj Bajpayee's character in National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal …

  • 'Yeh Rishta Kya...' 10-year leap delayed

    Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) An impending 10-year leap in the story of TV show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" has been delayed as the show's producers are yet to find a fresh face for the character Naksh. According to a source, the show had to postpone the planned 10-year leap to make time to zero in on apt casting for Naksh, the 20-year-old son of Naitik (Karan Mehra) and Akshara (Hina Khan). …

  • Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned In India By Censor Board
    Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned In India By Censor Board

    Censor Board Of Film Certification has banned to release the big screen adaptation of erotic novel “Fifty Shades Of Grey” in India. Censor Board has objected the film to release it in India as it contains some erotic scenes and dialogues. The chief executive of Central Board of film Certification, Shravan Kumar declined to say that why the panel refused to approve the film adaptation. …

Loading...