By HARRY CLARKE
A WORLD away from where she rose to stardom in the Indian mega metropolis of Mumbai, Bollywood celebrity Evelyn Sharma has settled into a new life in the Queensland country town of Chinchilla.
Ms Sharma, a German-born Indian actress and model, spent close to a decade starring in big budget Bollywood productions such as cult classic Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, romantic blockbuster Ishqedarriyaan and action thriller Saaho.
She became a regular subject of Indian tabloid and mainstream news media, amassed millions of online followers and was followed relentlessly by paparazzi in the country of 1.2 billion people.
But “at the right time”, just as the then 30-year-old was contemplating the next phase of her life, Ms Sharma met Australian-Indian dentist and entrepreneur Dr Tushaan Bhindi.
Dr Bindhi, originally from Sydney, met Ms Sharma through mutual friends while he was on an extended visit to India, and a long distance romance blossomed following their first date.
Eventually Ms Sharma made the radical decision to leave the big screen spotlight and follow her heart to the small town of Chinchilla, where Dr Bhindi had recently purchased the dental practice.
Ms Sharma has not shot a film since, and in her first interview since moving to Australia, she sat down with the Caller to talk about her unique background and new life in country Queensland.