Bollywood Star television program will reward Canadian winner with role in film

Published: April 4, 2013
Teigan Lloyd-Evans

Teigan Lloyd-Evans was the winner of the Australian version of the Bollywood Star TV series in 2012 and will appear in a movie made by Mahesh Bhatt. Submitted photo

 

VANCOUVER DESI

A Canadian performer is guaranteed to land a role in a Bollywood film thanks to a new original television series coming to OMNI.

Bollywood Star is a four-part, one-hour series slated to begin production in Toronto, Vancouver and Mumbai in the fall of 2013.

It will follow the format of the Bollywood Star series launched in the U.K. in 2004 and Australia last year.

Part talent search and part documentary series, Bollywood Star follows aspiring hopefuls on their quest to win “the prize of a lifetime,” a part in a Bollywood movie and a chance at becoming the next big Bollywood star.

“OMNI Television has been a longtime 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. Details will be posted on OMNITV.ca this summer.

For Bollywood fans in Metro Vancouver and B.C., the announcement of the show on April 4, 2013, comes during a time when excitement about the Hindi film industry is at a fever pitch, given the Times of India Film Awards that are taking place in Vancouver April 4-6. For the latest on the Times of India Film Awards and the best of Bollywood news, be sure to bookmark Vancouver Desi.


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