Isabelle who makes her acting debut in Jean -Francois Pouillot’s Dr Cabbie, a film about an Indian doctor moonlighting as a taxi driver in the US, has given up plans of pursuing a Bollywood career.
A source close to the family said, “While Katrina has no interest in a film career outside Bollywood her sister Isabelle who was supposed to join Katrina in Bollywood has decided against it. It was felt by Katrina that the two sisters with similar personalities in the same entertainment industry can never work for the younger sister. Katrina doesn’t want Isabelle to end up being the poor man’s Katrina. The two sisters will pursue their acting careers in mutually exclusive domains.”
The family has collectively decided that Isabelle would pursue an international career and not a career in Bollywood.
A source close to the project said, “Isabelle took on ‘Dr Cabbie’ as a starter because it was not really an Indian film but a Canadian project. Although the title role is played by Vinay Virmani and Isabelle is not cast opposite him she loved the script and wanted to be part of it. Also her co-star is Kunal Nayyar who is a major diaspora actor abroad. Most important of all, Salman Khan is presenting Dr Cabbie. Salman is very close to Isabelle’s sister Katrina.”
However the source adds that Isabelle had to audition for her part in ‘Dr Cabbie’ like any newcomer.
Isabelle’s co-star Vinay Virmani from Dr Cabbie is all praise for her. “Isabelle is very very good in the film. She has all the star-qualities of Katrina, plus the advantage of being in no hurry to become a star.”
Apparently Akshay Kumar who is very close to Vinay Virmani’s family in Toronto and has done many hit films with Katrina has shown an interest in casting Isabelle in one of his Hindi projects.