Heather Graham sings in Hindi and talks about the complex bangra dance routines she had days to learn. She also discusses her concerns of being typecast as an adult movie star.
Jimi Mistry talks about his inspiration for the saucy "Risky Business" dance routine, his loveable character and working on a major movie production.
Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer chats about casting Jimi, Heather and Marisa. She also explains the difficulties she had to deal with in shooting Bollywood style dance sequences.
Why have Goodness Gracious Me and the Kumars at Number 42 been popular with such a broad TV audience?
I think GGM was popular because although it was written and performed by British Asians, the humour was quite universal, it was quite popular around the world. Everyone could relate to the characters, it just so happened that these characteristics lived in Indian bodies. The Kumars similarly, is really about a family, some countries are now developing their own version of the Kumars.
Goodness Gracious Me has been described as the oil of race relations what if any influence do you think it has had on breaking down prejudices towards ethnic races in Britain?
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The UK is currently experiencing an explosion of Bollywood. From fashion gurus dressing models in bangles, silk and saris to the V&A exhibiting film posters, you cant fail to notice the trendy phenomenon.
Front covers of Sunday supplements and listing magazines carry vibrant images of Bollywood icons and beautiful leading ladies heralding our Indian summer.
Lets begin with cinema, which is growing on the countrys mainstream audience. In August The Guru, starring Jimi Mistry, dishes up a generous serving of a groovy mix of Bollywood/Hollywood dance theatrical routines.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.