From a media release:
Bollywood boot camp is back in session, as OMNI Television and Makan Media greenlight production on Season 2 of the dynamic original reality seriesÂ Bollywood Star. Equal parts talent search and documentary, the six-part, half-hour series follows Canadian would-be Bollywood stars on their quest for the opportunity of a lifetime: a role in a Bollywood film, and a chance to become the next Bollywood sensation. Canadians can submit their auditions online atÂ OMNITV.ca/BollywoodStarÂ beginning today. Additional production and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.
â€œIt was clear from last season that Canada boasts an immense wealth of talent across all cultures and communities,â€Â said Paritosh Mehta, Director of Independent Production Development for OMNI Television Ontario, Rogers Media. â€œOMNI Television has always celebrated the Bollywood film industry, and we look forward to once again offering viewers this life-changing opportunity and delivering a fresh new season of this captivating series.â€
OMNI Televisionâ€™s nationwide search is open to all talented Canadian hopefuls over the age of majority. Beginning today, applicants can visitÂ OMNITV.ca/BollywoodStarÂ for more information on how to submit their application form and video audition.
â€œWe are very excited to produce another season of Bollywood Star and to share the real-life experiences of Canadians trying to make it in biggest movie industry in the world,â€ said Shaam Makan, Executive Producer, Makan Media. â€œThis season, our Bollywood hopefuls will not only experience the glamorous sights and sounds of India, but theyâ€™ll also tackle some of the hard-hitting issues that affect Indian society today.â€
Surrey, B.C.â€™s 25-year-old Simran Sidhu was crownedÂ Bollywood Starâ€™s Season 1 winner in April. Beating out talented hopefuls from all over the country, Sidhuâ€™s stunning performances during the competitionâ€™s Indian leg dazzled industry experts and led her to the ultimate prize: a role in an upcoming Bollywood film.
Bollywood StarÂ follows the format of the successfulÂ Bollywood Star AustraliaÂ andÂ United Kingdom. The series is commissioned by OMNI Televisionâ€™s original content team and produced by Makan Media Inc, with Shaam Makan (Restaurant Makeover,Â The Next Star,Â Bollywood Star) serving as executive producer. Paritosh Mehta is Director of Independent Production Development for OMNI Television Ontario, Rogers Media.