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Disney presents High School Musical, Bollywood style

Saturday, 23 September 2006 - 11:49am IST | Agency: Agencies
The smash hit Disney Channel original movie High School Musical, which has delivered a platinum-selling soundtrack worldwide and has received numerous honors including two Emmy Awards, is set to sing and dance its way in to India on September 24 at 11 am on Disney Channel.

MUMBAI: The smash hit Disney Channel original movie High School Musical, which has delivered a platinum-selling soundtrack worldwide and has received numerous honors including two Emmy Awards, is set to sing and dance its way in to India on September 24 at 11 am on Disney Channel. 

 

Customized for India's kids, tweens and families, the dialogue and hugely popular songs are re-recorded in Hindi, with Indian instruments added for Bollywood flair.
 
Nachiket Pantvaidya, executive director – Programming and Production, Walt Disney Television International (India) said, “High School Musical symbolizes all that Disney Channel means for kids in terms of following ones dreams and believing in oneself. Millions of kids across the globe have not just cherished the movie, they have adopted it into their lives. They have learnt the dance steps, sung the songs and relate their dreams and aspirations in those of the characters and the plot of the movie.”

 

“We have made the music all the more relevant to our Hindi audiences across India by adding the artistry of music industry stars including Sunidhi Chauhan, Naresh Kamath, Shweta Pandit, Neuman Pinto, director John Stewart and programmer DJ G & John Stewart”, Nachiket added.
 
Disney Channel will provide an interactive experience for kids to express themselves through a nationwide music video dance contest, My School Rocks, with announcement of audition venues and dates to be detailed on Sunday on Disney Channel.
 
Packed with laughter, memorable songs and spectacular dancing, High School Musical tells the story of two high school students – Troy, a popular basketball player and Gabriella, a shy, brainy newcomer – who share a secret passion for singing. 

 

When these two seemingly polar opposites decide to join forces and go out for the lead roles in the school musical, it wreaks havoc on East High’s rigid social order. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the school’s various cliques conspire to separate the pair and keep them from performing. 

 

But by defying expectations and pursuing their dreams, Troy and Gabriella inspire other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own.




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