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Big in Bollywood (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 April 2011 (USA)
27-year-old American-born Omi Vaidya, a struggling actor in L.A., miraculously lands a dream role in the Bollywood film "3 Idiots". Curious to better understand the world of Bollywood, four... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Omi Vaidya ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vidhu Vinod Chopra ... Himself
Kevin Desmond Kevin Desmond ... Himself
Rajkumar Hirani ... Himself
Aamir Khan ... Himself
Madhavan ... Himself (as R. Madevan)
Nilesh Rai Nilesh Rai ... Himself
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Himself
Abhay Vaidya Abhay Vaidya ... Himself
Bharati Vaidya Bharati Vaidya ... Herself
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27-year-old American-born Omi Vaidya, a struggling actor in L.A., miraculously lands a dream role in the Bollywood film "3 Idiots". Curious to better understand the world of Bollywood, four of Omi's buddies armed with cameras fly to Mumbai to document his big premiere. Within a week of release, "3 Idiots" skyrockets to box office success, becoming the most successful Indian film in history and transforming Omi into an overnight megastar. But being a national sensation in India is not all glitz and glamor. Aside from the language barrier, Omi struggles with the pressure of his newly acquired fame and continuing his career momentum while trying to maintain a healthy domestic life back in Los Angeles. Set against the backdrop of Mumbai, Big in Bollywood is a film about what it is to be successful in show business, seen through the eyes of Omi's best friends, who witness his career transformation firsthand. Written by Kenny Meehan

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Hollywood Zero to Bollywood Hero

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English | Hindi

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16 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$40,000 (estimated)
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Cinterra Entertainment See more »
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Such a fun watch!
3 July 2018 | by ethi-chaudharySee all my reviews

I initially expected this to be a simple interview of Omi Vaidya and his peers capturing his rise to fame - but no! It was such fun to watch the the 'before' , 'during' and 'after' videos compiled by his closest friends :D Chatur was definitely a huge part of 3 Idiot's success and this short documentary is a heart warming view into the real person (or true friends') account of what and how things change overnight! PS: 'Hollywood Kitchen' seriously?! :P


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