Sheppie resident in Bollywood film

PHOTO: supplied Lesley Pillay with the pass he was issued for the final audition.
PHOTO: supplied Lesley Pillay with the pass he was issued for the final audition.

PORT Shepstone resident, 20-year-old Lesley Pillay, was recently given a role in a Bollywood film, Keeping Up With the Kandasamys, that will be released in March 2017.

The film is directed by Jayan Moodley and also features comedian Jaloshini Naidoo, known by her stage name, “Aunty Rumba”.

Pillay said he saw a post by Rory Booth on Facebook asking for extras for the movie a few weeks ago.

The movie is a romantic Bollywood comedy set in Chatsworth in Durban.

“The movie is about two women, who are neighbours. Initially they dislike each other, but are put in a predicament when their children fall in love with each other,” said Pillay.

“I was honoured to be in the film, even just as an extra.

“Auditions took place at North Beach in Durban where I got to meet actors and actresses who have been seen on our screens,” said Pillay.

Pillay met Mishka Maharaj, known for her role in Snake Park, which played on SABC3. She also features in commercials.

“I met Karghill Bagwandeen from Eastern Mosaic and Neil Govender, a radio presenter,” said Pillay.

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