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Experience the world premiere of the brand new Bollywood musical Bombay Superstar at The Lowry, Salford this autumn

Bombay Superstar is a dazzling tribute to the sizzling Bollywood disco era of the 1970s and will be at The Lowry from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 November.

Co-produced by Phizzical Productions – as their 50th production – the Belgrade Theatre and The New Wolsey Theatre, Bombay Superstar is a tribute to the grandeur, costumes and choreography of Bollywood films.

Blurring the lines between reel and real-life events, this catchy retro musical is a passionate tale of a star-crossed romance between a fiery rising star and her married co-star which thrills and scandalises their star-struck fans.

It stars Nisha Aaliya (Ghosts, BBC; Bring on the Bollywood, Phizzical) as rising star Laila with Rav Moore playing Nisha. Rav was cast when Phizzical Productions partnered with SONY TV UK and Indian Idol to reach out into communities UK wide to discover the next biggest Bollywood superstar.

They are joined by Pia Sutaria (Royal Academy of Music – received the Disney Theatrical Productions scholarship) as Mala, Robby Khela (Indian Idol 4; Sony Entertainment Television; Bring On The Bollywood, Phizzical) as Vicky, with Sheetal Pandya (Udaan, Tu Sooraj Main Saanih Piyaj) as Dolly, Yanick Ghanty (The Owl and the Pussycat, Belgrade Theatre; The Dumping Ground, BBC) as Tiger, Chirag Rao (Bend It like Beckham: The Musical, West End) as Din Dayal and Amar (BBC Proms Electric, BBC; Winner of Best Female Singer at Asian Music Awards) as Pammi.

Aaron Mistry (Eternals, Marvel/Disney; The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, ITV), Daisy Hardy (Bollywood films Mission Cinderella and Tara vs Bilal), Pavan Maru, a graduate from Bird College and Alexandra Adams, a graduate from the Northern Ballet school, will make their professional stage debut as part of the ensemble.

Bombay Superstar is written and directed by the master of authentic Bollywood-inspired work, Sâmir Bhamra, who is also the Artistic Director of Phizzical Productions.

Sâmir Bhamra said: “As a child from the VHS and Walkman generation living in Kenya, Bollywood films were more than a source of entertainment. The stories instilled a belief system, and the actors were our role models.

“Packed with entertainment equivalent to a Bollywood film, it’s the perfect evening out for the family. I sincerely hope everyone enjoys it as much as we have, while creating the show.”

Bombay Superstar is delivered in English and sung in Hindi with subtitles throughout the show to allow accessibility for audiences throughout the country. Translations of Hindi songs by author Yasser Usman. New original songs by Robby Khela.

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