The Bollywood Dynasty
Taj Express Comes to London
Opening at the Peacock Theatre, London on June 13th until July 2nd 2017, Taj Express comes from Film City, Dubai after a sellout tour of America. This new production follows on from the success of The Merchants of Bollywood, with choreography by Vaibhavi Merchant, one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, and directed by her sister Shruti Merchant. The pair were part of the creative team behind The Merchants of Bollywood, based on the life of their grandfather Shri Hiralaji and Vaibhavi herself. Vaibhavi Merchant started her career assisting her uncle Chinni Prakash, a renowned Bollywood film choreographer. She has since choreographed a number of Bollywood films including the Oscar nominated Lagaan.
Prior to Taj Express, Shruti Merchant toured for five years with The Merchants of Bollywood, and has assisted in the choreography direction of various Bollywood blockbusters. As director of Taj Express, Shruti aims to give audiences of all ages across the world a true flavour of Indian culture.
The show has its UK premiere at the Peacock. Photo: Quintessence