The Search for Australia’s Bollywood Star Begins on June 2

Bollywood Star Judges Raj Suri, Dipti Patil and Anupam Sharma

Bollywood Star premieres Saturday 2 June, 7.30pm on SBS ONE

Bollywood is twice the size of Hollywood. In fact it is the biggest movie industry in the world, with hundreds of movies made each year and 14 million Indian fans visiting the cinema each day.

Inspired by the huge success and influence of the Bollywood movie industry, SBS is bringing a taste of Bollywood to Australia with a brand new talent quest with a twist.

Bollywood Star is a fusion of the highly popular talent search format with observational documentary.

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, allowing them the chance to become the next Bollywood Star.

Thousands of Australians harbour a dream to make it in Bollywood. Now the hunt is on to find a local Bollywood Star, giving one Australian the chance to realise that dream.

To get there they will have to come through the gruelling Australian audition process against hundreds of other hopefuls. Six finalists will then be selected to travel to Mumbai, where they will be trained by the best coaches Bollywood has to offer. They will also be given the cross-cultural experience of being immersed into everyday Indian life, living and working in the Dharavi slums of Mumbai. The competition will challenge them physically and mentally. The contestants will be confronted culturally and pushed emotionally like never before. Ultimately only one Australian will walk away with the life-changing prize of a role in a Bollywood film.

Bollywood Star combines the colour and movement of Bollywood with breath-taking locations and scenery in India and an insight into Australia’s own Bollywood community in a captivating, brand new four-part series exclusive to SBS ONE.

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