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Action! A day in the life of an extra in a Bollywood film

Visiting India for the first time on a work trip in January 2014, I decided to extend my stay in Mumbai to see what the most populous city in India had to offer.  After conducting some quick research online, I compiled the following hit list: 72 hours in Mumbai > Gateway of India + ferry to Elephanta Island > Shopping in Colaba market, home to ‘Leopold Cafe & Bar’ > Heritage buildings – Prince of Wales Museum & Victoria Terminus > Chowpatty beach, Marine Drive …the one thing I didn’t plan for? Spending the day in the hub of Bollywood’s studios as an extra in a movie! Whilst browsing the jewelry and clothes in Colaba market, I was approached by a friendly local guy, who advised me that he was a scout for the local Bollywood film industry and he needed one more ‘European face’ for a movie that was being filmed tomorrow. After a lot of back and forth, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go….I mean how bad could it be? …