Bollywood Hero (2009– )

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Chris Kattan goes to India to become a Bollywood star.

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 Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Monty Kapoor (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Beeji (3 episodes, 2009)
Kip King ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
Firdosh Mewawala ...
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 Reg Hunt (3 episodes, 2009)
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ...
 Neerja Lakhani (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Kunti Kumar (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Girish (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Rickshaw Kid (2 episodes, 2009)
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Kattan is tired of being rejected as leading-man material in Hollywood. He burns his professional bridges in L.A. and ventures to India in search of a starring role in a Bollywood film. While in India, he encounters cultural differences and the realization that making it big in Bollywood is not a sure thing. Written by Anonymous

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Hollywood's comic relief is India's leading man.

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Pleasantly Surprised to the Extreme
17 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really expecting this to be some canned crap, another western take on the glory that is Bollywood (ala slumdog). But this miniseries really has a heart and soul of its own. I do agree with those who have stated that it would have been nice if they had examined certain aspects of Indian culture such as the caste system more closely, but one does have to keep in mind the time constraints and the target audience. I would not say that this is a series for people who watch primarily Bollywood movies. This is because it is very westernized in terms of the language use, some minor raunchiness, and the type of humor in general. It is, however, absolutely wonderful for those of us who appreciate American humor and at the same time absolutely adore masala films. I'm just worried that there might not be enough of us. I also agree that the English language songs were at least a little painful, but only at first. They will grow on you. And how could I possibly not love something that includes Bachna Ae Haseeno and Dhoom Taana? I was really annoyed at people calling slumdog a Bollywood movie, because it really wasn't. You can make a movie in India and throw in a song during the end credits with sub-par dancing, but that does not make it Bollywood. This show, however, really has that special something that makes it worthy of the Bollywood name. If you don't like Bollywood, you probably won't like this. If you only like Bollywood and don't want to see anything new and different, you probably won't like this. But if you like Bollywood and you'd like to see something new and different, you might just love this.


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