MUMBAI: The shoot of Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) ‘The Cheetah Girls One World’ will be shot completely in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
To be shot completely in the Indian setting, the sequel continues the story of best friends Chanel, Aqua and Dorinda as they embark on their biggest adventure yet – a role in a Bollywood movie.
Filmed in Udaipur, and alive with music, dance, color and Indian culture, the movie celebrates friendship, cultural diversity and encourages tweens to pursue their goals and dreams.
Walt Disney Television International (India) senior vice president and managing director Antoine Villeneuve said, "The first Disney Channel Original Movie to be ever shot in India, The Cheetah Girls One World is part of the hugely successful tween-driven, family inclusive franchise. Localizing international franchises has been a Disney Channel benchmark across the world. The movie uses local settings, talent and creativity to further strengthen our brand affinity while providing the environment that Indian kids relate to."
Based on the book series for kids and tweens by award-winning journalist-turned-author Deborah Gregory (Jump at the Sun/ Hyperion Books for Children), the movie stars Sabrina Bryan (from the ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ fame) as Dorinda Thomas; and platinum-selling recording artists Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams of the R&B/ pop music group 3LW, as Chanel and Aqua, respectively. The movie also stars Roshan Seth as Uncle Kamal, Kunal Sharma as Amar, Rupak Ginn as Rahim, Michael Steger as Vikram "Vik" Bhatia and Deepti Daryanani as Gita.
Debra Martin Chase is the Executive Producer and Paul Hoen is the Director of this movie. The production includes 1500 local extras for the movie, 450 local dancers and 45 principal core dancers from Mumbai.
This music and dance adventure will premiere in October 2008 on Disney Channel India and, on Disney Channels around the world.
‘The Cheetah Girls’ first premiered on Disney Channel in US in August 2003 and was followed by "The Cheetah Girls 2" in November 2006. The movie was the highest rated for a Disney Channel Original Movie at the time of its release. In India, the movies premiered on Disney Channel in 2007 and engaged over 4.7 million audiences.