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    You have to commend the marketing team of Mickey Virus, a film featuring newcomers to the big screen.

    By placing their lead actress Elli Avram in the Bigg Boss house, they have built a fan following for her which is likely to translate to the big screen when the comic thriller, directed by Saurabh Varma and headlining TV comic and host Manish Paul, releases on October 25. One point to ponder is whether this will mean Elli conveniently being evicted from the house in time to promote the film or whether she will continue to promote it from behind bars.

    The Swedish Greek model is apparently a trained dancer too. And it’s no wonder she seems to be host Salman Khan’s favourite — she certainly reminds me of Katrina Kaif from her early years in Bollywood! It seems Elli watched Devdas on Swedish TV and was mesmerised by Bollywood.

    It certainly seems to help that she speaks English and has an endearing innocence, unlike her housemate, the evicted and uncharismatic Hazel Keech, another foreigner desperate to make a mark in Bollywood, but whose Bollywood debut in Bodyguard was most unimpressive.

    – Udita Jhunjhunwala

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