Siva Kaneswaran, the 23-year-old Irish member of The Wanted has been approached to appear as the lead in a Bollywood film, according to reports.

A top talent agent for the Asian film industry tried to convince him to come to India to be the star of the movie, Kaneswaran originally from Blanchardstown, Dublin told The Sun. He said: "It was so funny. He approached me and gave me this long speech about making me a star over there and that they wanted me to be the lead in the film.

"He said he wanted the other lads too, but only as pretend group members in the background in a few scenes."

Kaneswaran added that the other members "saw the funny side."