Dance hopeful still has a prayer
The dream is alive for Bollywood aspirant Teigan Lloyd-evans, but she’s got some dancing to do
6.30pm, Seven, Prime7
2007. Bra Boys are surfie outsiders, drawn from housing commission slums in the beachside Sydney suburb of Maroubra. Fiercely territorial, they were allegedly involved in the Cronulla riots. This roughhewn doco, narrated by Russell Crowe, talks about their origins and culture. But, like the boys themselves, it doesn’t say much, so we don’t learn much. Kelly Slater.
1985. Teen Michael J. Fox discovers puberty comes with an added worry – he turns into a werewolf each full moon. One of the beneficial side effects is he also becomes top-notch basketball player. But will notoriety cost him friends and will he find true love? Television favourite Rod Daniel directs. HE Gold Coast’s Teigan Lloyd-Evans has survived to dance another day in the SBS TV talent search Bollywood Star.
Lloyd-Evans, 23, continues in the series, which this week takes its final six to Mumbai, the heart of the Bollywood film industry. Mentor and judge Anupam Sharma reveals they will have to impress a new panel of judges at the end of the week, who will then determine which two of the finalists will be sent home to Australia.
The contestants undergo intensive acting and dance training, ahead of the pivotal public performance. Trained by two of their new judges, the finalists are put through their paces and some struggle to keep up.
Later, they visit ND Studios, where they meet Emma Brown Garrett, an Aussie actress who lives the Bollywood dream.
During the week, the finalists are also confronted by the poverty they witness on the streets of Mumbai.
At week’s end, the six fight for their chance to stay in the competition by performing a group dance routine, and acting before an audience of locals and the three discerning judges.
This explosive episode concludes as two contestants are eliminated from the competition. Can Lloyd-Evans survive the cut? Lloyd-Evans, who owes her exotic beauty to her Welsh, Danish and Aussie ancestry, has studied ballet, tap and jazz dancing. Her mum introduced her to the wonderful world of Bollywood.
Bollywood Star filmed in Australia late last year. The final four win the chance to audition for Bollywood director Mahesh Bhattrole in a Bollywood film. The winner lands a role.
7.30pm, SBS ONE.