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Friday, 28 September 2012

Bollywood days

There's always something new to see at Leicester's New Walk Museum.....I love it...from the Dinosaur gallery to the wonderful collections of paintings and Gimson furniture, to watching the lunchtime musical concerts held there.

Thousands visit there each year, but next year, the museum will be seen by millions. Why? Well, Bollywood came to Leicester this week . The stars Dharmendra Deol, plus his sons Sunny and Bobby were in town to film Yamla Pagla Deewana Part 2 ...which translated means Mad, Madder and Madder 2.

I was there bright and early yesterday morning to interview one of the producers and talk to a local councillor about the benefits of filming in Leicester.

It was very busy, and the camerawoman was everywhere....

Charismatic Bobby Deol, pictured below, plays a genius artist called Q - here he is just about to film a sequence with his adoring fans...cue a crowd of extras.....

I 'd finished my interviews and was getting ready to go when I was made an offer I couldn't refuse.....I was asked whether I would say a few lines in the film! Yes, I was shocked too....look at my face!

Jaswinder the writer gave me two lines....two very long lines to remember ...I was given my position right in front of my radio car....and then asked if I could interview a couple of the extras playing fans of Q.

Just ready darlings to do my bit....

 Well I managed the first line, fluffed the second and then did the film career over in a few minutes. I can't wait to see the film when it's released in summer next year.What's the betting I end up on the cutting room floor?

But I really don't mind...and besides, it was such a laugh. Then it was off to Police Headquarters to do a proper interview....


  1. What a fun day! At least you have a cool story to tell. :o)

  2. Well yes it was fun!Mind you, when I go into the studio, I never know what I'm going to be doing each wevery day brings a surprise of some sort!