Bruna started off her career in the glamour world with a commercial for a denim brand in Brazil, which was followed by numerous TV commercials, print ads and fashion shows. She worked with brands like Bolero, Colgate, Fa, Hitachi, Skyper, Sony, Spykar and Tropicana, and has been one of the prominent faces of Kingfisher Calendar 2007.
It was during one of the shoots that she was spotted by choreographer Rajiv, who introduced her to Shekhar Suman. A screen test later, Bruna was swaying in Shekhar's music album. "Reham kare" soon followed. "It was Rajiv again who introduced me to the director of "Cash" Anubhav Sinha. It was a pleasure working with Bollywood stars. Though I like dancing, I am not a good dancer. So I had to rehearse for it," the modest Bruna said.
She doesn't have any other Bollywood project in her kitty as yet. But Bruna is already in preparation mode. "I am learning Hindi and dance. If I want to work in Bollywood then I need to know the language. And I have already learned 'thoda, thoda'," she smiled.
Bruna gives credit to a reality show she hosted in Philippines for making her camera-friendly. "I would be glad to host such shows here in India also, as that would make me more confident in speaking in Hindi in front of the camera."
But her Bollywood dreams don't interfere with her modeling career. "Modeling will always be my first priority. I have the Lakme Fashion Week coming up in October. This is the third time I will be in it. Then there is Seagram's Blenders Pride fashion tour around India," said Bruna.
Bruna has a soft corner for India also because her maternal side hails from the country. "It's a beautiful country, I love the people, its family culture, which is very much like Brazil. That's the reason I love staying here. I am sure I am going to be here for a long time. This place has given me so much, I am thankful to God for showering his blessing upon me."
-Jayant Mishra (SAMPURN)