Hollywood meets Bollywood in Americanising Shelley, a Pygmalion-like tale of a Tinseltown hanger on who attempts to transform a Himalayan village belle into an A list American celebrity. Having recently arrived in America from a small village in the Himalayas, Shalini discovers the man she was supposed to marry is far from the man of her dreams. Shalini sets out to seek her fortune in a foreign land where anything seems possible. Little does she realize that west coast import Rob is attempting to make a name for himself in show business, and has recently been challenged by the CEO of a Hollywood management company (Beau Bridges) to pluck a superstar out of thin air. Now, as Shalini becomes Shelley and Rob does his best to school the culturally inquisitive beauty in the ways of Western society, the opportunity to see the world from an entirely different perspective prompts both to reevaluate their lives as love blossoms and the quest for fame takes a back seat to romance.
It s BOLLYWOOD meets HOLLYWOOD. --Entertainment Today
The SLUMDOG audience is bound to fall for its charm. --Hollywood Reporter