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Bollywood talent search heading to Vancouver

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Apr 24, 2013 8:07 am

The biggest movie industry in the world is now coming to Canada, as OMNI Television and Spinning Plates Entertainment announced the new original documentary series “Bollywood Star”.

“We are thrilled to bring this ground-breaking and captivating talent show format to Canada,” said Aviva Frenkel, Executive Producer of Bollywood Star. “Bollywood is the biggest film industry in the world and we are confident viewers will relish the opportunity to soak up the Bollywood glamour and root for the Canadian talent breaking into that world.”

This is the first time the format has been brought to North America, but it will follow the same style as the successful “Bollywood Star Australia”, and “Bollywood Star United Kingdom”. It’s a four-part one-hour series that will be part talent search and part documentary, as they follow aspiring hopefuls on their quest to win the prize of a lifetime – a role in a Bollywood movie, and a chance at becoming the next big Bollywood star.

It “OMNI Television has been a long-time advocate of the Bollywood film industry and is proud to be bringing the popular format of  “Bollywood Star” to North America,” said Madeline Ziniak, National Vice-President of OMNI Television. “Adding this exciting original series to the already established success of our South Asian lineup brings OMNI’s Bollywood programming to the next level through this opportunity to showcase Canadian talent.”

“Bollywood Star” will be holding open call auditions this fall in Toronto and Vancouver, and is slated to begin production in Toronto, Vancouver and Mumbai in the fall of 2013. Details will be posted on this summer.


Written by Felix Kay, a contributor at Vancity Buzz. Stay in touch with Felix on Twitter at @TheFelixKay.

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DH Vancouver Staff
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