Bollywood excites me: 'Meet The Patels' actor Ravi Patel

Cairo, PTI | Updated : 06 April 2016, 01:35 PM

Ravi Patel, who has directed and acted in comedy documentary “Meet the Patels” along with his sibling Geeta, said he would love to star in a Bollywood film and experience the whole song-dance routine.

“Bollywood really excites me. It is the biggest form of cinema in the world and certainly it would be great to be in something that my parents would love and watch. As an actor it would be fun to do something so different like dancing and singing. I would like to do it sometime,” Ravi told PTI here.

“Meet the Patels” is being screened in different places in Egypt like Zawya Art house in Cairo and its branch in Alexandria besides the US Embassy in Cairo.

Ravi and Geeta’s visit came as part of the American Film Showcase (AFS), which partners with US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and USC School of Cinematic Arts and aims at building a people to people engagement through film in 40 countries around the world.

The AFS inspires individuals and communities to tell their own stories.

“It’s been an incredible journey so far. We are honoured to be selected as part of this programme. It’s been fulfilling to be able to share our film with such a new, wider audience here in Egypt and it also great to learn about Egyptian culture and films,” Ravi said.

Ravi and Geeta have been here for three days during which they visited many Egyptian filmmakers and learned about the film movement here.

Talking about the film, Geeta said, “Our film is a comedy and it’s about family. I think it has been great to see how the Egyptian culture is so similar to India. It seems that the culture is full of humour and families are very close.

“It has been fun to be able to share that similar culture through the film,” Geeta said, whose film is available for Egyptian audiences via Netflix.

“Meet the Patels” shows first generation Indian-American Ravi Patel, almost 30, in his search for love as he struggles to find the balance between his Indian heritage and American upbringing.

First Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 01:33 PM
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