Funny and irreverent, Big in Bollywood documents Omi Vaidya’s ascendency from an aspiring Indian American actor in Hollywood to a megastar in far away Bollywood. When 27-year-old American-born Omi, a struggling actor in L.A. miraculously lands a dream role in the Bollywood ﬁlm 3 Idiots (2010), his curious friends, armed with cameras, ﬂy to Mumbai to film and document his big premiere and better understand the world of Bollywood. Within a week of release, 3 Idiots skyrockets to the top of the box office, becoming the most successful Indian ﬁlm of all time. From relative obscurity to the heights of Bollywood stardom, Omi finds himself in the company of Bollywood stalwarts like Aamir Khan. While Omi deals with the challenges of new found fame and struggles with cultural competency in the strange, new world that is Bollywood — between language classes, calls to his wife back in the United States, a press tour that routinely gathers tens of thousands of people — he cheerfully greets strangers on the street who know him only as the “fourth idiot.”
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Big in Bollywood