Here’s a first look at our brand new mini-series “Bollywood Hero”!
“Bollywood Hero” is a three-night Bollywood musical event starring Chris Kattan that will premiere on IFC August 6, 7 and 8 at 10pm ET/PT. Kattan plays himself, sort of, in this scripted comedy — tired of being rejected as a leading-man in Hollywood, he burns his professional bridges in L.A. and accepts a starring role in the Bollywood film “Peculiar Dancing Boy.” Fresh off the plane, he’s flung into a world of sibling rivalry, cultural faux pas, funding issues and power hungry starlets.
In his quest to become Bollywood’s leading leading man, Kattan unexpectedly finds a great dance instructor, trawls India’s countryside for his co-star, falls in love and ultimately fulfills dreams he never even imagined. Facing culture clashes, language barriers and complex dance moves, Kattan will stop at nothing to conquer his destiny.
Filmed over ten weeks on location in Mumbai, India, “Bollywood Hero” also co-stars Maya Rudolph, Julian Sands, Neha Dhupia, Pooja Kumar, Rashaana Shah, Ali Fazal, and Ruma Sengupta, with guest appearances from Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Coolidge, David Alan Grier and more. Several key crew members from “Slumdog Millionaire” collaborated on the series, including Longinus Fernandes, who choreographed the Oscar-winning “Jai Ho” dance sequence, and who’s created numerous dance numbers for the series.
Want to learn more about Bollywood? Check out our Indie Guide to Bollywood.