Sooni Taraporevala to Direct Real-Life Drama 'Ballet Boys'

Sooni Taraporevala, frequent collaborator with Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, and screenwriter on films such as The Namesake, Mississippi Masala and Salaam Bombay, will write and direct real-life drama Ballet Boys.

The film will revolve around two Mumbai boys from the slums who, thanks to their Israeli-American mentor Yehuda Maor, escaped poverty to become dancers at London's Royal Ballet Academy.

Ballet Boys is based on the real-life stories of dancers Amiruddin Shah and Manish Chauhan. Taraporevala explored their stories in a Vr documentary, Yeh Ballet (This Ballet), from last year.

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