Tavani turns heads at Movie Carnival 2011

Rheus Wai Soh See
Tavani turns heads at Movie Carnival 2011

2 Jun – First-time actress Tavani Hu promises her "sexiest performance ever" in what is being touted as Southeast Asia's first 3D thriller "The Hunter 3D", according to Cinema Online.

The sultry newcomer, once romantically linked to Taiwanese singer-songwriter Stanley Huang, plays a femme fatale in the film and is reportedly appearing in a steamy bedroom scene with Malaysian actor Isaac Ong.

As it is her acting debut, she said she would ensure that the scene comes across as "sexy but not sleazy".

"There'll not be full nudity, but it'd definitely be worth the movie ticket," she said coyly on the first day of Movie Carnival 2011, an annual Malaysian movie event that is being held this year at IPC Shopping Centre in Mutiara Damansara.

Helmed by Sarawak-born filmmaker Bjarne Wong ("Possessed", "Sayang You Can Dance") the upcoming "The Hunter 3D", due for June shooting in Sibu will feature a rainforest backdrop that prominently depicts the long houses of East Malaysia.

An early synopsis reads: "A film crew enters the heart of the Borneo rainforest to shoot a documentary about headhunting, only to find themselves being plagued by a series of peculiar and unfortunate happenings."

The pint-sized model created a stir back in March at the Shenzhen, China launch of the movie when she openly frolicked about in suggestive poses for pressmen and curious onlookers.

She even obliged a ballerina-style jump pose with co-star Isaac Ong, who lifted her slight 42kg frame with one arm at great ease.

Other cast members include Sharifah Amani, Carmen Soo, Soo Wincci, Cindy Chen and Lou Qi.