Two of the worlds largest film industries have finally come together to create what we’ve all been waiting for; An intercultural love story between India and Nigeria.
Bollywood is already a huge and popular commodity amongst Nigerians everywhere. Just visiting your fave hairdresser around the corner watching ‘Zee’ world back to back would certainly prove our obsession with the industry. Given the cultural similarities, popular musical numbers and over the top romantic tropes, “Namaste Wahala” will most likely be a box office hit.
The film was directed by businesswoman-turned-filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, who grew up in Nigeria. Living in Africas most populous country inspired her to debut her first film. According to CNN, she said “I am Indian but I have lived in Nigeria my whole life. Everyone loves Bollywood and Nollywood, so I thought ‘how is it that no one has done a love story between the two?”.
The film holds an array of Nollywood/Bollywood actors such as, Joke Silva, Richard Mofe Damijo and Segal Sujata, Ini-Dima Okojie and Ruslaan Mumtaz.
Watch out for the movie in cinemas near you on April 24th 2020