For the next two months, film crews in DC will be shooting “e-preeti”, which the director describes as “Bridget Jones’ meets Bollywood.” The crew and cast are a mixture of Americans and native South Indians. e-Preeti (translation: “e-Love”) is a family-friendly bilingual (Kannada/English) romantic comedy. Produced by Manan Singh Katohora (known for Flavors, Arya, When Kiran Met Karen, Extrospection), Directed by DC-native Shilpa Priyabharati Jagadish, and starring Diganth Manchale, Nina Mahesh, Tejaswini Prakash and Bharath Kumar, the film addresses the complex inter-cultural issues that arise in relationships between Indian immigrants and Indian Americans who were raised in the US their entire lives by Indian immigrant parents, or who are a product of mixed marriages (so called – ABCDs = American Born Confused Desis). The film is set against the backdrop of DC's politically charged government contracting community. “e-Preeti” is also unique in that several key members of the cast are Washington natives. See the video below. This clip is one of the dance numbers in the film, which was shot in India before filming moved to Washington.
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