April 20, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Actress Barbara Mori quietly arrived in Mumbai on Monday morning left on Tuesday morning with her Kites co-star Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan to shoot an ad campaign for Provogue. The Roshans wish to keep her visit to a city that the Mexican actress now knows so well, as low-key as possible until she returns from the Maldives on 22 April for a series of press interactions in Mumbai.
Hrithik wrapped up the final few days of his shooting with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Guzaarish before Barbara’s arrival. Both Hrithik and his wife Sussanne gladly played Barbara’s host on her arrival on Monday.
Speaking on her current visit to India, Rakesh Roshan said, “We don’t want to create any unnecessary hype about her presence. But we do want to make it clear that we didn’t sign Barbara for Kites because we needed any Caucasian girl. Barbara is not just a pretty girl. She is an amazing actress. You have to see her in Cosas Insignificantes where she had shaved off her hair. She is an outstanding dramatic actress.”
Barbara spent Monday in Mumbai with the Roshans and left early on Tuesday morning for the Maldives, prepared to return to Mumbai to a barrage of questions on her friendship with Hrithik which, apparently she is ready to tackle.
She leaves Mumbai on 2 May and will join Hrithik for the US premieres of Kites in the US.
— Subhash K Jha / Sampurn Wire