It was a star-studded night at the launch of Kreo Films & Beautiful Bay Productions’ much awaited film ‘Bombairiya’. The event was held at the renowned suburban joint, Zapata’s bistro & bar. Present at the venue were the starcast Radhika Aapte, Akshay Oberoi & Siddhanth Kapoor along with the director Pia Sukanya and India-born British producer Michael Ward.
‘Bombairiya’ will capture Mumbai’s multiple shades and the state of conflict that grips most of its dwellers. The film will not just capture the city of dreams in a new light but more importantly a true light. Based on events from tinsel town, the story revolves around Meghna, a film publicist (played by Radhika Aapte) who has her phone stolen on a city street and borrows one belonging to Abhishek a middle class IT programmer (played by Akshay Oberoi) so she can make contact with the nameless Thief (Siddhanth Kapoor).
Right at the outset Radhika Apte averred, “I fell in love with script and my character as soon as it was narrated. Beyond the script, I loved the degree of clarity that Michael & Pia have regarding the treatment and flow of film. When I met them I knew that this project was close to their heart and they had done their ‘homework’ rather thoroughly. I am excited for the shoot and I am sure we will show a side of Mumbai to the audience that most are unaware of”.
On the other hand producer Michael Ward added, “I am glad that we are ready to roll with ‘Bombairiya’. This is my debut project in Bollywood and this is the kind of script that has attracted international interest from Producer Colin Burrows of Beautiful Bay and the team at Kreo Films. Personally I have a very strong & deep rooted ties with both India & Bollywood and I am sure that this is the best time to create this kind of film, the way we intended, without any compromises.” Incidentally sopeaking Michael, is representing Kreo Films of Dubai who have tasked him to explore Indian opportunities. His marriage to Director Pia last year has paved the way for this and several more co – productions between India, UK & U.A.E. Michael was Lead Producer & Original Adaptor for “The Far Pavilions”, a West End Broadway Musical that ran at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and also theatrical director for Miss Bollywood, a ‘dansical’ starring Shilpa Shetty.
As Director of ‘Bombairiya’ and of Beautiful Bay Entertainment, Pia also dons several hats. Direction, script – writing, acting, song – writing and singing are some of her talents. She avered, “As a debutante director, I am thrilled with the star cast and depth of acting talents that have come on board. I know Radhika will make a fascinating and captivating Meghna and Akshay will become her well – meaning but irritating knight in shining armour, till the circumstances force them to look at each other as possible mates!” I’m also looking forward to working with Ravi Kishan & SiddhantKapoor, son of the iustrios actor Shakti Kapoor.”
The film is all set to go on the floors on 23th April, 2015 and will be shot in one schedule in Varied locales of Mumbai.