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Evelyn Sharma on leaving Bollywood for a quiet life in rural Australia

Bollywood star who gave up stardom for a quiet life in rural Queensland with her Aussie husband says the move was ‘the best thing’ she ever did – but admits ‘I miss the glamour sometimes’

Actress and model Evelyn Sharma swapped the glitz and glamour of Bollywood for life in the rural town of Chinchilla, Queensland, with her Australian dentist husband.

And the 35-year-old movie star reflected on the life-changing move during an interview with Channel Nine’s A Current Affair on Saturday.

German-born Evelyn said that despite the relocation being ‘the best thing’ she ever did, she does sometimes miss ‘the glamorous life’.

New life: Evelyn Sharma (pictured), the Bollywood star who gave up stardom for a quiet life in rural Queensland with her Aussie husband, says the move was ‘the best thing’ she ever did

‘The glamorous life, I do miss it sometimes, the red carpet and getting dressed up in beautiful gowns and sarees,’ Evelyn said. 

‘It’s been like a tornado, a whirlwind in my life. It’s changed so much.’

However, she said moving to Australia had been the ‘best thing’ for her family.

Evelyn lives in Chinchilla, a rural town in the Western Downs Region, after her dental surgeon husband Tushaan Bhindi bought the local practice.

Nostalgia: 'The glamorous life, I do miss it sometimes, the red carpet and getting dressed up in beautiful gowns and sarees,' Evelyn said on A Current Affair over the weekend

Nostalgia: ‘The glamorous life, I do miss it sometimes, the red carpet and getting dressed up in beautiful gowns and sarees,’ Evelyn said on A Current Affair over the weekend

‘In the beginning it felt like a mental detox, being in Chinchilla in the country, away from 22 million people in one city,’ she previously told The Courier Mail.

‘That constant noise that you have around yourself but also being conscious of paparazzi, that was just my everyday life.’

‘At some point here I started getting very uncomfortable if I saw phones pointing at me, but then I was like, they don’t know who I am, they’re not taking my picture, and it became really relaxing, and I felt so safe.’ 

Evelyn married Tushaan in May last year. They welcomed a daughter in December.

Down Under: Evelyn lives in Chinchilla, a rural town in the Western Downs Region, after her dental surgeon husband Tushaan Bhindi (right) bought the local practice

Down Under: Evelyn lives in Chinchilla, a rural town in the Western Downs Region, after her dental surgeon husband Tushaan Bhindi (right) bought the local practice

Anonymous: 'At some point here I started getting very uncomfortable if I saw phones pointing at me, but then I was like, "They don't know who I am. They're not taking my picture." And it became really relaxing, and I felt so safe,' said Evelyn (pictured in Mumbai on June 28, 2018)

Anonymous: ‘At some point here I started getting very uncomfortable if I saw phones pointing at me, but then I was like, “They don’t know who I am. They’re not taking my picture.” And it became really relaxing, and I felt so safe,’ said Evelyn (pictured in Mumbai on June 28, 2018)

She admitted it was ‘really really tough’ being separated from her family and friends during her pregnancy.

But she said the town had been very supportive of her and her family.

Evelyn made her movie debut in 2006 in the American film Turn Left. She went on to star in Bollywood production From Sydney with Love in 2012, before landing a role in the 2013 romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

She also hosted her own travel show, Life Mein Ek Baar.

Career: Evelyn made her movie debut in 2006 in the American film Turn Left. She went on to star in Bollywood production From Sydney with Love in 2012, before landing a role in the 2013 romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Career: Evelyn made her movie debut in 2006 in the American film Turn Left. She went on to star in Bollywood production From Sydney with Love in 2012, before landing a role in the 2013 romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

High profile: She is seen here in a promotional image for the 2018 film Jack & Dil

High profile: She is seen here in a promotional image for the 2018 film Jack & Dil

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