Director: Willard Caroll
Producer: Praveen Nischol
Music Director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
‘Marigold’ is an Indo-American collaborated venture. It has been making rounds in the entertainment industry ever since it’s making was announced. The film stars Salman Khan, a star name in the Hindi Film industry in the lead opposite Ali Carter, known for her films like ‘Final Destination’ and ‘Legally Blonde’. ‘Marigold’ will also make the Hollywood debut of actor Salman Khan as it is categorized under cross over cinema.
Willard Carroll, director of ‘Marigold’ is better known for his film ‘Playing by the Heart’, which starred Sean Connery and Angelina Jolie. Willard Connary calls ‘Marigold’ as an attempt to bridge the gap between Hollywood and Bollywood, the two big names in the world of cinema industry.
The mega project has been produced by Praveen Nischol. Apart from Salman and Ali, the film also stars Helen, Nandana Sen, Suchitra Pillai, Rakesh Bedi, Gulshan Grover and Vikas Bhalla. The musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has composed seven tracks for the film on the lyrics creatively crafted by Javed Akhtar.
The basic plot of ‘Marigold’ boasts of a romantic comedy wherein the film industry is kept as a backdrop. An American actress, played by Ali Carter gets stuck in India. worse that, she is out of cash. She decides to play a small role in a Bollywood musical, so that she can earn enough money to get back to her nation. Here the beautiful meets the handsome and cool choreographer Prem, played by Salman Khan. This marks the beginning of a journey wherein Ali explores the Hindi Film Industry with some good and not so good experiences.
Bollywood actors gunning for Hollywood isnt unheard of but now even our music makers are going west. The Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio is all set to make its Hollywood debut with the much-talked about movie Marigold. The movie will be the first ever Indo-US co-production in the backdrop of Bollywood, starring the resident hottie Salman Khan and other Indians.
A lot of musical exchange is happening between India and the West and thats good, says Loy Mendonsa of the trio. He adds that working with director Williard Carroll was a good experience. He makes his point and backs off. He loved the soundtrack of Dil Chahta Hai and even gifted his friends some of our music.
The songs of Marigold are in English and Hindi with lyrics by Javed Akhtar and Shari Watson and sung by Shaan and Shankar Mahadevan.