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Odisha born producer to make Hollywood debut

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MUMBAI: Odisha born US based producer - writer Solila Parida is making Hollywood debut with film ‘Desires of the Heart‘ which deals with reincarnation and love between two people living world apart.

The film is set against a historical backdrop of the custom of ‘Sati‘ and the movie showcases love between two Indians. It is a blend of romance and mystery informed Parida. Desires of Heart is directed by James Kicklighter (Followed, The Car Wash, Final Acts).

Hollywood actors Val Lauren and Alicia Minshew along with the veteran Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover and National Award winning actor Harsh Mayar feature in lead roles, another Odishan filmmaker Jitendra Mishra, the associate/executive producer of the critically acclaimed film ‘I am Kalam‘ is the associate producer of ‘Desires of the Heart‘.

The whole shooting schedule spanning over five weeks, production of the movie is completed recently. The first part of the movie is shot in Savannah, Georgia (USA) while the second part is shot in Bikaner, Rajasthan (India). The producer‘s plan is to send the film to the Berlin film festival (EFM) in February and going for a worldwide release in April 2013.

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