Bollywood princess Natalie Portman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 July 2008
Natalie Portman in the 'Carmensita' video

Natalie Portman in the 'Carmensita' video

Natalie Portman plays a Bollywood princess in her boyfriend Devendra Banhart's new music video.

The 'V for Vendetta' actress - who has been dating the Venezuelan folk singer since April - wears full Indian costume, complete with a bindi, and must be saved from peril by Devendra's "rebellious beard" in the promo for 'Carmensita'.

Natalie is seen pouting, fluttering her eyelashes and giggling throughout the tongue-in-cheek video.

Subtitles appear at the bottom of the screen, including: "The princess whose golden beauty sang through the soul of heaven waited three full eclipses for her love to return."

By the end of the film, Natalie's character is reincarnated as an octopus.

Since they began dating, the couple have holidayed in various locations, including New York and Israel.

Before getting involved with Devendra, Natalie was romantically linked to stars including, Jake Gyllenhaal, Orlando Bloom, Zach Braff, Moby and Gael Garcia Bernal.

It was recently reported Natalie left movie bosses fuming after quitting her role as Cathy Earnshaw in 'Wuthering Heights', the big screen adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic 1847 novel, despite having "seduced" them into giving her the part.

A movie insider said: "It's fair to say we were seduced by her and we should have been on our guard."


1. Taj15 Feb 2009, 4:03pm Report

It makes me really angry when white actresses are given parts just becuause they are white. We as Asians are never given such privileges and have to fight for decades and even then we are only given minor roles usually at the back. We can often speak fluent English and are as English as the bacon butty, yet we are still dismissed. These actresses cannot speak Hindi or any other South Indian language for that matter and yet men in this industry are willing to bend over backwards to accomodate them. These men are pshychologically colonialised, where they see white women as superior or even more beautiful than Asian woman.

The fact that this woman is sleeping with the director/producer would have nothing to do with it now would it? Indians removed the British from India but were obviously not able to do it where their brain washed minds were concerned. Stop privileging whites for skin colour!

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