Indian-born American making Bollywood style English film

MUMBAI: Jaipur-born filmmaker Naman Goyal, now a US resident, is in plans to make Rajiv Meets Rachel, a Hollywood film with an Indian taste.

A romantic comedy, the film would be based on dating.

The English film is about an Indian boy who meets and falls in love with an American girl in New York. He wants to bring the untouched realms of love affairs of persons from different nationality.

Goyal, who believes one of the main reasons for the success of Slumdog Millionaire was the publicity surrounding the song ‘Jai Ho‘, is planning a similar strategy with two songs sequences, one of them complete with Bollywood-style dress changes and background dancers keeping the lead couple company in New York‘s Central Park.

Goyal is confident that Rajiv Meets Rachel would be an instant hit with the American audience because it targets the global English speaking audience and not the Indian Americans. According to him, the message of the film is that all cultures of the world have positive and negative aspects and it‘s up to an individual to pick up the best things.

Goyal says he chose to come to America to learn the art of filmmaking instead of Mumbai because "I have always been influenced by the way Hollywood films were made and the way they were executed."

Goyal felt "learning the American way of filmmaking would be very fascinating and would also give me an edge because of the consideration one gets if one comes back to Bollywood."

Planned to shoot the film in July-August next year, Goyal is now trying to rope in a top Hollywood actress and an A-list Bollywood hero to play Rachel and Rajiv.

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