Could Southland be the set for a Bollywood film?
A Bollywood music video will be one of the short films debuted at the Southsure Emerging Artists Awards at Centre Stage on Thursday
The music video features the famous Bollywood song Aye Mere Humsafar (Oh My Soul Mate) sung by Indian Idol runner-up and Southern Institute of Technology student Ketan Kumawat.
Kumawat and fellow student Miten Raichvra filmed the clip in Invercargill, including a restaurant scene on Esk St.
The film, which is a slow love song, tells the story of a love triangle, Kumawat said.
They decided to make the music video in the style of a short film instead of a lip-synced epic with large dance sequences that Bollywood fans were used to.
Raichvra said story was cute and everyone could relate to it, regardless if they were Bollywood fans or not.