This Indian-American coproduction must have seemed like a good idea on paper: A bitchy American B-movie starlet named Marigold (Larter, of TV’s Heroes) travels to India and finds herself cast in a campy Bollywood song-and-dance extravaganza. She lip-synchs (in Hindi)! She dances! She has love scenes with hunky superstar Salman Khan! (He plays a Rajasthani prince-turned-choreographer.) Larter is a good sport about it all, but she can’t prevent Marigold from wilting: Neither a clever send-up nor an artful tribute, it’s cheap, imitation Bollywood.
Cast and crew
Kiran Juneja Sippy