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Paris Hilton: I would love to do a Bollywood film

Last updated on: September 24, 2011 22:48 IST

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Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai

International celebrity Paris Hilton kept her date with India, as she unfolded her magic at J W Marriott, a suburban hotel in Mumbai, on Saturday.

During her three-day visit, Paris will be promoting her line of handbags and accessories across various locations in the city. Looking stunning in a pink dress, the 30-year blonde beauty made a fashionable entry at the press conference.

Paris greeted the media in desi style as she said, "Namaste India. I am so excited to be here; this is the first time  I am visiting this country." 

She added, "It is such a beautiful place and I am so excited to launch a range of Paris Hilton handbags and accessories in India."


Image: Paris Hilton
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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'I am obsessed with Indian designers'

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Tell us about Paris Hilton handbags and accessories.

We are opening two stores in India and eventually, will expand to 50 stores. I am very thrilled. I am sure the range of handbags and accessories are perfect for all the women out there as women here have an incredible taste. I love the fashion of this country. I am obsessed with Indian designers.

What are your first impressions of India?

I think it's an amazing place. Everyone, who talks of coming here, feels it's a special place. I feel it's a very spiritual and magical country. I landed here in Mumbai at 4 am and didn't expect so many of my fans and media to be present so early in the morning! I am looking forward to coming back to India.


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'I wanted to come to India for a very long time'

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What made you pick India to launch Paris Hilton handbags and accessories?

India is such a huge market. I am always on Twitter and there have been so many fans out here and they write to me to visit India. I have been very busy but somehow this time, it worked out and I am glad to be here. I wanted to come here from a very long time.

You must have heard of Bollywood. As an actor, would you ever consider working in Bollywood?

Yes, I have heard of it. In the past, I have been approached to be a part Bollywood films. I think if I get the right script and an interesting role, then I would love to do a (Hindi) film. I think Bollywood films are beautiful.

Reality shows are very popular in India now. You have your own reality show, Paris Hilton's My New BFF (best friend forever) in London and Dubai. Is there a possibility of starting it out here?

I would love to do that but I am very busy. As an entrepreneur, I am currently focusing on my business.


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'I would love to wear a sari in America'

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Do Indian designers feature in your wardrobe?

I am very inspired by them. I recently shot the cover of Marie Claire India. Rocky S was my designer and he is amazing. He dressed me in the most beautiful dresses. And I love the sari. I would love to wear it in America.

What got you into designing handbags?

Since I was a little girl, I have been very fond of handbags. I loved my mother's handbags and purses. Ever since I started my brand, we have been doing a lot of accessories like shoes, sunglasses and other things. Handbags are my favourite because it makes a huge fashion statement.

According to you, what is the significance of a handbag to a woman?

I think it is an accessory that is not only fashionable but something that stands out. My bags can be carried any time of the day, whether for parties or school or when you casually go out. It is an affordable luxury. There are so many expensive brands in the market. I wanted to make something, which was fashionable yet affordable.


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'I don't like to copy trends'

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What is your personal style statement?

I love to have fun with style. Since I was kid, I would love to dress up and style myself and stand out of the crowd. I don't like to copy trends. I like to be a trendsetter. My style has never been the same.

Have you ever opted for any Indian healing technique?

I have been doing yoga for a long time. Just recently, I was approached by someone to come up with my own line of yoga clothes.

How would you define luxury?

It is all about being happy and being around good people, and always have good vibes.

Why were you named Paris?

I was not conceived in Paris (Laughs). My mother had three names to choose from: Alexis, China and Paris. She chose Paris. I have a best friend named India (smiles).


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What would you love to take back from India?

I would love to share my memories of visiting India with my friends as so many of them have been here. I would also like to take back some saris, bindis and jewellery as they are just gorgeous.   

What qualities attract in a man?

His personality. Someone who can make me laugh, who is true, honest and cute.

You are an entrepreneur, actor, model and singer. Which aspect of yourself do you like the most?

I love everything I do. But the best thing I like is being a businesswoman. It gives me opportunity to travel the world, meet my fans and experience the different cultures.

What next?

I am launching a new perfume, a range of boutique hotels, writing my new book and recording my new album. I am very busy (smiles).


Image: Pairs Hilton
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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