SBS starts the search for a Bollywood Star down under

Inspired by the huge success and influence of Bollywood movies, SBS is bringing a taste of Bollywood to Australia with a brand new commission, Bollywood Star.

This four-part series, made for SBS by WTFN Entertainment (Bondi Vet, Keeping up with the Joneses), follows the search for an Australian Bollywood star: an unknown who will go on to win the prize of a lifetime ”“ a part in a Bollywood movie. Renowned Bollywood producer and director Mahesh Bhatt is offering a coveted place in his next movie to one Australian to become the next Bollywood Star.

Anyone can be a Bollywood Star.   Applicants from any cultural background can audition but they must be over 18.

National auditions will be held in Sydney on Saturday 22nd October at the National Art School, Taylor Square, Sydney.   More information on how to audition is available at

Michael Ebeid, SBS Managing Director, said:  “The series will follow the hundreds of hopefuls who will audition for a part in a Bollywood movie as they’re whittled down to six finalists who will travel to Mumbai to immerse themselves in Indian culture and experience the glitz and glamour of the Bollywood movie scene.  The final winner will be selected by Mahesh himself and take away the prize of a role in his next feature film.

“While it’s the opportunity of a lifetime for many, this journey will also be a challenging one for those who take part.  Bollywood Star  continues SBS’s commitment to pushing the boundaries with commissioned content with this exciting take on the talent search format”.

Bollywood Star will air on SBS ONE in 2012.

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