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Saturday, July 23, 2011


(Pic by Val Adamson: Yarisha Rajcomar stars as Bollywood Doll)

Bollywood movies, theatre and live shows have never been done like this before. So says Imagination Unlimited which is set to produce Bollywood Doll at the end of August.

Bollywood Doll can be best described as a tale of friendship, support and belief in life. It’s a first, for sure, as the audience is taken into a magical journey of one’s imagination through a setting that is not what it seems,” explains co-producer Vinay Panday. “A journey of a ragdoll in a toy shop and her discovery of finding herself and her true identity whilst not forgetting her roots and values. “

Bollywood Doll is a feel-good heartwarming story written by Yarisha Rajcomar (assisted by Clinton Marius) that promises to tug on the heartstrings and touch the emotions and feelings of all ages. Featuring Yarisha Rajcomar in the title role, the show will transport audiences young and old into a world of fantasy, offering a delightful and humorous tale of friendship, hope and dreams. There’s a message, too: “Bollywood Doll will make you appreciate where you come from.”

Playing off the theme of Bollywood, this colourful production has a universal appeal, allowing those new to Bollywood to enjoy the foot-tapping music, rhythm and dance of the industry, with popular songs from Bollywood from yesteryear and current hits.

Audiences can expect a striking set design complemented with attractive props as well as state of the art lighting with a dose of magic to offer a truly memorable experience. Costumes will be designed and manufactured in Juhu, Mumbai, assuring the public a fresh and new look to the theatre shows that are being done in South Africa.

Directed by well-known and award-winning Durban theatre personality, judge and reviewer, Caroline Smart, Bollywood Doll will include a visual feast of dance from international award-winning choreographer Nitin Dass (from Mumbai). Dass is a well-known name in the Bollywood industry having choreographed reality dance shows in India and numerous live shows as well as Bollywood stars such as Madhuri Dixit and Kareena Kapoor.

The cast also includes Farai Gwaze, Adi Paxton, Rikki Hastings and Sudhir Kuldip.

Bollywood Doll runs from August 26 to September 1 at the iZulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. Tickets R120 pp available from Computicket. More information from Imagination Unlimited on 031 811 0500 or 083 781 1082 or email: