American Desi
By Gitesh Pandya

NEW YORK - Eros Entertainment, a leader in Indian
cinema, proudly announces the release of the groundbreaking new romantic
comedy AMERICAN DESI from writer/director Piyush Dinker Pandya. This
exciting picture is the first film to celebrate the colorful lives of
Indian college students growing up in the United States and features a
talented and sexy young cast of stars. Eros will release the film on
Friday, March 16, 2001 exclusively in theaters throughout the United
States and Canada and will subsequently open around the world soon

This historic motion picture marks the first fully English-language
movie released by Eros which has taken Hollywood by storm in recent
years with the box office success of several Hindi films. Despite
playing in limited runs, the distributor’s popular titles like "Taal,"
"Hum Saath-Saath Hain," and "Josh" have all reached the North American
Top 20 alongside megabudgeted films from the big U.S. studios. AMERICAN
DESI represents the next step in the evolution of Indian cinema in the
United States by playing to South Asians as well as to American

Deep Katdare stars as Krishna Reddy, a young Indian man born in America
who is out of touch with his Eastern heritage. After being assigned
desi roommates in college, and meeting the captivating Nina Shah (played
by Purva Bedi), he finds himself discovering the culture he never knew
through bhangra parties, Indian student club activities, and Navaratri
garbas. AMERICAN DESI aims to challenge the stereotypes that exist of
Indians with a diverse set of characters in situations that all people
can relate to. Filmed entirely in the United States, it celebrates the
lives of an important group that has made significant contributions to
American society in a short period of time.

Writer/director Piyush Dinker Pandya stated "I am truly excited that
Eros will be bringing this very personal story out to the fans around
the world. They know the audience better than anyone and we hope that
movie fans of all backgrounds will find it funny and entertaining."

The incredible cast brings together the new generation of top
Indian-American actors who have starred in numerous programs on American
network television as well as in films and in theatre. AMERICAN DESI
also features lively fusion music from the best South Asian artists such
as the sensational singing group Penn Masala, Indian hip-hop pioneers
Karmacy, UK remix sensation Panjabi MC, and even rock legend David

Eros Entertainment is very proud to bring this important motion picture
event to movielovers around the world. More information on the film can
be obtained by visiting

Interview requests can be made via email to

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