Big in Bollywood

69 mins


Omi Vaidya was a struggling actor in Los Angeles, California, who was getting by on commercials and a few small roles. Raised in Palm Springs, he barely spoke Hindi and had little connection to India, the homeland of his parents. So when he was asked to audition for a role in a Bollywood film, Vaidya had low expectations. He ended up getting a small, but key, part in the film — a comedy called Three Idiots — and the producers invited him to the premiere in India. A bunch of Vaidya’s college friends decided that this journey would be a good story for a documentary and followed him. Boy, were they right. Three Idiots became a massive hit, and Big in Bollywood takes the audience on a fun, feel-good ride as a young man goes from being a total unknown to a household name in India, which changes his life forever.

Production Team

Bill Bowles Kenny Meehan

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2012 Mountainfilm Festival.

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