The entrepreneurial family behind two of Wales’ award winning Indian restaurants have secured a first, a film set catering contract for a major Bollywood movie being filmed in Wales. Jungle Cry is a $5 million project being directed and bank rolled by Hollywood producer Prashant Shah at various locations across South Wales.
Rasoi started serving their award winning food this week, which involves producing four meals a day for 120 cast and crew members at various South Wales filming locations. That’s serving nearly 15,000 meals and snacks during filming. Including a hearty breakfast before the sun rises, a two course lunch, a lighter mid afternoon lunch and a two course dinner at the end of a very tiring day of filming.
Jas Kullar, co-owner of Rasoi comments, “We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract for a Bollywood movie filmed in Wales. This has given us the chance to showcase our award winning food to an international audience and offers much need local employment to chefs & other catering staff. It’s going to be a busy time for us.
We are huge fans of Prashant Shah’s film and television work. He’s produced some hugely grossing Bollywood movies, such as Ra One and Bang Bang. His next film is released next month – Zero, starring on of my family’s favourite actors, Shah Rukh Khan. We are all hoping to go on set to meet all the actors and enjoy some that Bollywood glamour.
Having Prashant Shah working in Wales instead of his usual Hollywood is a great advertisement for our country and his film is all about rugby, so it’s bound to go down well. It’s a story about a number of disadvantaged teenage rugby players coming over to the UK to play in a youth charity rugby tournament.”
Kullar concludes, “Even one of restaurants might feature in the movie.”