London, May 3 : A director from the Indian film industry is hoping that Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif will play the role of Scarlett Keeling - the 15-year-old British girl whose bruised, half-naked body was found on a beach in Goa in February - in his new film.
Prabhakar Shukla said that he wanted to show the seedier side of India's beach paradise.
Fiona McKeown, Scarlett's mother said that she had reservations about the proposed film, which she feared would portray Scarlett in a bad light, rather than her killers and the police who tried to cover their tracks.
"It's far too soon to be thinking about a film of Scarlett's life - she hasn't even been buried yet," Telegraph quoted her, as saying.
However, Shukla defended his project by saying: "The film will of course be commercial in the Bollywood sense. Singing and dancing always enhances the story. But the moving story of Scarlett's death will also be there."
"I want to show the people what is happening in Goa - how there is a drug racket going on in the vacation spot and how people are slowly getting addicted and ruining their lives," he added.
He said he hoped that Katrina Kaif, Bollywood's leading lady, would play Scarlett.
Scarlett's body was found on February 18 on the popular Anjuna beach.