Amil Kapoor Makes “Short Kut”


The other night at Pranna, the movie Short Kut was being promoted. The creator of the movie… Anil Kapoor, famous bollywood actor and Host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” in the Oscar winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire. This definitely a different type of event but an event still the same. The trailor looked great even though it was spoken in complete Hindi with no subtitles. I attended the event with a friend over at and the drinks and Indian themed hor’derves definitely did it for us. Check out the movie trailer HERE (in Hindi, sorry) and all of the photos and her article after the jump…




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Upon hearing that Anil Kapoor of Slumdog Millionaire fame was now producing the movie Short Kut and starring in the 24 TV series, I thought how wonderful to see a career advance so quickly.  He must know some savvy secret shortcuts of his own to get ahead in life, but he’s been a popular Bollywood star for 30 years via his own hard work and talent.  His career is not unlike the history of Indian Cinema.  While some got a taste of Bollywood via Slumdog, India actually has had a long film tradition since the turn of the century – the last century starting in 1913.  Hence, I now better understand Rishi Malhotra (president and COO of Saavn) comments on wanting to bring so called Bollywood to the world.  Another community notable Rajeev Bhambri (COO of and India Abroad) who promotes the industry to his two million readers also shows support by co-sponsoring press conferences like yesterday’s and today’s conferences for Short Kut.


I will not be going to the press conference at Chakra Cuisine in Beverly Hills today.  However, judging by my experience at the modern, upscale Pranna Restaurant in New York City, attendees will have a pleasurable experience.  We tasted vegetable samosas with curry flavoring, chicken satay with tamarind sauce, fried chickpea balls featuring cheese inside, and some other delectable vegetarian fare that I was too busy devouring to inquire.  Desert included a mango, passion fruit Patron drink and a savory and sweet cake.  Guests were also treated to the Short Kut soundtrack of mostly vibrant dance tunes.
Everyone will have an opportunity to see Short Kut an entertainingly funny film with a message starting Friday, July 10th.  To find a theater near you or for more information, please visit





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