‘Bollywood Star’ is a four-part series that gives ordinary Australians the chance to a winning a life-changing prize: a role in legendary Bollywood Director Mahesh Bhatt’s next Bollywood movie.
Filmed in Australia, and in the heart of the Bollywood Film industry itself, Mumbai, India, the series tracks hundreds of hopefuls from the open auditions, through to the final six who are selected to go to India and face Mahesh in the final showdown. Along the way, the six finalists undergo intensive acting and dancing training, they’re immersed deep into Indian life and are pushed emotionally like never before.
Ultimately only one person will win the role in the movie, and finally make their dreams of becoming a Bollywood Star, a reality.
First broadcast 2 June 2012.