People have prejudices against models acting : Lisa Haydon

Model turned actress Lisa Haydon, who appeared in a couple of movies in Bollywood, feels that Bollywood is a difficult place for models as people have preconceived notions about acting skills of models.

“I think establishing yourself as an actor is very difficult thing to do for a model because people have prejudices against models acting. I don't really take them personally but I think it is difficult for anyone to make a mark in this business”, said Lisa.

She made her debut in 2010 with ‘Aisha’ and then appeared in ‘Rascals’ along with Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut and Ajay Devgn.

Her upcoming movie is ‘Santa Banta’ which is directed by Akashdeep Sabir. Apart from her, the other actors in the movie are Boman Irani, Vir Das and Neha Dhupia.

The actress wanted to be a yoga teacher before she chose modeling as her career. Said the 27 years old actress, “I wanted to be a yoga teacher but I was 19 and I thought I was too young and too wild to dedicate myself to such a spiritual practice at such a young age. Modelling came along and it just sort of happened.”

Recently she was in the capital to launch a new hair color product from Schwarzkopf.

Lisa has been a popular face on runways. She said, “I am very happy that I chose modelling. I feel eventually in life, I may go back to do something like teaching yoga but I would never be prepared for that fully if I had denied the glamourous side of myself.”

Lisa Haydon was born as Elisabeth Marie Haydon. Her father is a Malayali whereas her mother is an Australian. She appeared on the cover of many magazines like ‘Verve’, ‘Elle’, ‘Femina’, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Adorn’ among others.. She has also been featured in a number of commercials including Lakme. She was chosen the best model and the most stylish persona in Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards 2009, DNA most stylish 2009, Marie Claire best model 2010.

For the role in ‘Aisha’, she was spotted by Anil Kapoor in a coffee shop. Immediately, she got a call from his office offering her a role in ‘Aisha’. Apart from Hindi movies, she also appeared in a Telugu movie and has recently signed a Tamil movie as well. Lisa is in a relationship with entrepreneur and DJ Karan Bhojwani since 2005.