Something we didn’t realize we needed but are so grateful they’ve come together is finally here. Two of the world’s biggest movie industries, Bollywood and Nollywood, have teamed up for the first time to produce a movie! Let’s breakdown Namaste Wahala.
‘Namaste Wahala’ is a great adaptation of both cultures. Set in a romantic comedy collaboration between both industries and is set for theatrical release on April 24.
The film is a beautiful combination of love, romance, laughter, tears, and family set over two diverse and rich cultures. It truly is a depiction of both Nigerian and Indian weddings over the top nature, colorful attire and exciting visual effects. The film stars Nigerian actor Ini Dima-Okoji and India’s Ruslaan Mumtaz in the lead roles. Dima-Okoji took to Instagram to excitedly share the news, writing “Namaste Wahala is a love story that cuts across the cultures of two countries: India & Nigeria. The movie touches various genres: romance, comedy, drama, and is directed by @hamishadaryaniahuja.”
As this is the second movie collaboration between Nollywood and Bollywood (The first being in 2017’s J.U.D.E). Produced by Indian Lagos-based filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, the movie parades a star-studded cast and is set to take on Hollywood.
The cast includes Nollywood and Bollywood stars Ruslaan Mumtaz and Segal Sujata Mofe Damijo, Ajoke Silva, Inidima Okojie, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Segal Sujata, Adaora Lumina, Ibrahim Suleiman and Big Brother Naija’s Frodd.