Unraveling Bollywood From Script To Screen On The Bombay Dreams With Mukesh Chhabra

Buckle your seatbelts for an exhilarating Tour-de-Bollywood with the industry’s leading casting director, Mukesh Chhabra, presented by LG QLED. A unique fireside chatter on Mashable India with the trailblazing filmmakers of Tinseltown, the brand new show will give you more than a passing glance at the visual spectacle of the Indian film industry. The spotlight is on the characters that make the stories shine on the silver screen. The Bombay Dream will talk about the nuances of casting and the whirlwind of the process behind it.

The Show On Showbiz

The sit-down conversation will give a technical walkthrough of casting, behind-the-scenes trade, tricks and tips and some never-seen-before audition tapes of your favorite actors. Some of the first guests on the show are directors Farah Khan, Rajan DK, Hansal Mehta, and Kabir Khan.

The Spiller Of Beans

The show’s host, Mukesh Chhabra’s talent acquisition skill, has given Bollywood stellar talents including Rajkumar Rao, the late Sushant Singh Rajput, Mrunal Thakur, and Sanya Malhotra, among others. For over 15 years, the industry’s foremost directors and producers, including the likes of Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, and others, have entrusted Mukesh Chhabra to nail the perfect cast for the characters. So who better for a tete-a-tete with the nation’s best storytellers to spill the beans on Bollywood casting?

Mukesh Chhabra (Casting Director) said, “It is a show to motivate budding and aspiring actors in this industry. The Bombay Dreams is a freewheeling chat that talks about casting, directors, and how they think, and what goes behind the process of casting of actors.”

Sidhhart Aambalyan (Content Head, Fork Media Group) spoke on how he met Mukesh Chhabra and conceptualized the show. He said, “It was on May 29, 2023, that I actually went and met Mukesh because we thought there were synergies as Mashable India, the platform that we have built for the perfect amalgamation of great content around entertainment culture, technology, and automobiles. You would meet Mukesh’s storytelling, and you would open the pitara that he has, which basically contains so many stories.” He further added, “Whenever someone says the word casting, the immediate next word association that would come to anybody’s mind would be casting couch. And why is it that such a big and intrinsic process of filmmaking was limited to just those two very weird associations? So we said, Let’s take the storyteller and the pitara stories that he has and make a show out of it. That’s when the team Fork Studios, and thanks to hashtag Extra and Jaslene Gupta, we were basically able to actually create a show in collaboration that could have directors come in and discuss the very intrinsic stories, not just the casting but also the atrangi yaari, and thanks to partners like LG, OLED, and QLED TVS. Thanks to Mukesh, who’s been able to spare time while casting for such massive projects, we have season one of five episodes ready. This is going to be a great set of stories that are coming forth from Mashable India. We hope to have new questions coming in from the audiences so that we can build a great IP again from the hub that has brought you great shows like the Bombay Journey, Mashable Mornings, Every Picture Tells a Story, etc.”

The Show Is On

Take a deep dive into the world of cinematic craft with Mashable India, the country’s leading voice in entertainment, auto, tech, pop culture, and all that makes the buzz. The Bombay Dream show is presented by LG QLED TVs, unarguably the best way to watch cinema in its purest form. Grab your popcorn, organic cookies, and choice beverages for a funtertaining banter on The Bombay Dreams, unraveling the intricacies and the art of casting. The show begins in March.

About Fork Media Group (FMG): Fork Media Group (FMG) is India’s prominent new media house, headquartered in Mumbai. FMG’s widely acclaimed publications include Curly Tales, Mashable India, Hauterfly, and IGN India. Some of the more popular shows with millions or more viewers are The Bombay Journey (Mashable India), The Sunday Brunch (Curly Tales), and The Male Feminist (Hauterfly). For more information about Fork Media Group, our maverick team, and services, head on to


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