by Natalia Chan
The Southbank Centre got in touch and wanted some of the young women from the SHE Project to help film and produce a Bollywood film in a week! See below for more.
From theartsdesk website:
The film premiere happened on Sunday 22nd April to a packed audience. Coming soon to a screen near you…
As part of this week’s Alchemy Festival, the Southbank Centre is making a Bollywood film in a week, to be screened for free in the Clore Ballroom at 4:30pm on Sunday 22nd as the festival finale. The story is a classic boy-meets-girl love story. No title as yet, but there are a number of cameos, including Raghu Dixit and even Eddie Izzard.
Members of the public were invited to take part in the film by taking part in free Bollywood Dance classes, with dance sequences choreographed by Coronation Street actress Shobna Gupti. Also involved are the Kiran Project, a project set up in 1990 to meet the needs of women from the Indian sub-continent experiencing domestic violence. The project do a lot of work with teenagers, and have twelve young women, aged between 13-15 years, who will be the camera-women for the film. The script is by young author Nikesh Shukla.
The Alchemy Festival has already featured the Asian Dub Foundation, the revered Indian violinist Dr L. Subramaniam and highly rated sarod player Soumik Datta. Last night saw a brilliantly successful Qawaal- Rajasthani-rock fusion night with Susheela Raman. More details of the Festival here.