Well-known actor Neena Gupta will feature in “Hindi-Vindi,” a Bollywood film that will be shot in Sydney and regional New South Wales in Australia.
Neena Gupta said in a statement:
“Hindi is close to my heart, and this film brings Hindi to the forefront of the NRI audience. … I am excited about the shooting in Australia.”
This film which will be shot in November and December 2023 also stars Mihir Ahuja, who is best known for “Super 30” and “Dhaakad”, and actor-singer Shannon K.
Directed by Indian-origin film maker Ali Sayed, “Hindi-Vindi” delves into the bond between a visiting grandmother (Neena Gupta) and her Indian-Australian grandson Kabir (Mihir Ahuja).
The film shows Kabir’s transformative journey as he learns Hindi through the harmonious fusion of Western and Indian music, ultimately embracing his cultural identity.
Ali Sayed, who is an engineer by profession, has been working on the script of “Hindi-Vindi” with Jay Sharma for the past four years added:
“This film is close to me and every immigrant and will resonate with audiences worldwide. We are also proud to be working with a talented cast and crew from Australia and India, and we believe that the creative collaboration will showcase the best of both cultures.”
Sayed is the son of Hindi film writer Sayed Sultan, who was behind greatest hits like Ankush and Mr Natwarlal. In 2022, ‘Blame The Ovens’, a short film by Ali Sayed, was nominated for five awards at the ‘Made in the West’ Film Festival in Sydney.
“Hindi-Vindi” will be produced by Australian film production 24Six films and India-based Shah Entertainment Media (SEM) to be released in May 2024.