Talent hunt for Bollywood-inspired theme park in Dubai begins

Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) Aiming to infuse life into tales from Hindi cinema — be it the story of friendship in “Sholay”, historical love saga of “Mughal-E-Azam” and the superhero world of “Krrish” through live performances — Dubai Parks and Resorts has launched a search for performers for a variety of shows across its parks, including a Bollywood-themed park — Bollywood Parks Dubai.

Bollywood Parks Dubai, in association with Indian entertainment company Wizcraft, will scout for over 200 performers including dancers, singers, actors and acrobats, when it opens in 2016, for its live entertainment shows and its Bollywood musical. The entries for auditions of the casting hunt is open till November 22. The theme park will also be on a lookout for additional talent required within the destination, read a statement.

As per the casting call, Wizcraft International Private Limited will identify the talent among the entries registered online. The shortlisted artists will later be auditioned in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Dubai by a panel of experts. The chosen artistes will be signed as performers for the musical as well as be considered for the park’s daily live entertainment shows.

Thomas Jellum, general manager of Bollywood Parks Dubai said: “At Bollywood Parks Dubai we want to showcase the very best of India through music, dance and culture.”

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite the Palm Jebel Ali, in Dubai, the park will feature cinematic rides and attractions and entertaining live shows that bring to life the action, music, dance and drama of Bollywood. Visitors will experience bold action, colourful story-telling and captivating dance sequences inspired by nine popular films: “Rock On!!”, “Don”, “Lagaan”, “Sholay”, “Dabangg”, “Mughal-E-Azam”,” Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, “RA.One” and “Krrish”.

Viraf Sarkari, director of Wizcraft, is also excited about taking Indian talent to foreign shores.

“We have never been let down by the talent that emerges from our country. We are extremely happy that Bollywood Parks Dubai chose India to kick-start the auditions for the musical. We will ensure that no talent goes unnoticed and will create a power troop of the best to represent India at the first ever Bollywood-themed park in the World,” Sarkari said.

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