Miss Australia game for Bollywood


Proud of her Indian roots, Miss Australia Sabrina Houssami says she is not averse to acting in Bollywood films and has already received a few offers.

The 20-year-old beauty, the second runner-up at the Miss World 2006 contest here, said she has not made up her mind on what to accept. She said she plans to concentrate on TV journalism for the time being. Sabrina’s mother is Indian and father, a Lebanese.

“I am very proud of my Indian roots. India is always very close to my heart. I have been to India 12 times so far and every time I go to India I feel as if I have come on a pilgrimage,” Sabrina Houssami said.

During her stay here Sabrina has become great friends with Miss India Natasha Suri.

“For the past month we have interacted so much and have become close friends that people were expecting that we will be in the two top positions. It is a pity none of us could make it to the top. But still it is a great achievement that we managed to get that far. The Poles gave us tremendous affection and we will cherish our sweet memories of Poland for a long time,” Sabrina said.

Sabrina, a student at Sydney University, said she supports a charity called Astara Angels, which was to run an orphanage in Rishikesh near Haridwar in India. “I am also thinking of doing some work for bettering the environment and would like to support the Ganges Cleaning scheme. A clean environment is a must for a serene place like Rishikesh,” she said.