3000 apply to audition for UAE-based Bollywood film Dollars

MUMBAI: The recently announced UAE-based Bollywood production Dollars has gone in for an open casting for its nine roles and characters on 5 April at the Light House Studios in Al Quoz, Dubai.

"We are looking for nine main and several supplementary characters of various nationalities which is reflective of the UAE landscape. And since the story is based in the UAE, actors selected from within the resident pool will add to the believability factor of the characters and result in a more authentic end product," said director Sameer Khan.

Surprisingly, the production house initially received more than 3000 portfolios and applications from UAE residents since their online announcement of the casting. From among the lot 280 applicants have been shortlisted.

Candidates selected from the first round will be combined with the shortlisted 280 for the screen test in second round.

The film, that is set to hit the floors by May this year, is a tale of two friends who arrive in Dubai to work and their fast paced action adventure thereof.

Dollars is a UAE based production and will be majorly shot in the UAE with some parts in India.

The film is being produced by Times Square Entertainment and Ashwini Sehdev .Vikram Chopra is the film?s associate producer and Neelesh Mishra has written the script and screenplay.

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