Rizwan Mohammad

Kiwi-Indian actor Rishi Deepak’s next film Foreign Flame is ready to be released in New Zealand. Shot in Australia, the film stars Rishi Deepak in the lead, Sonam Saby, Shana Mooyman, and Murli Parishe as his co-stars.

The film revolves around a young man Pranav, who migrates to Australia from India for a better life and instantly gets hooked to the urban lifestyle. All goes well until one day his wife gets killed and he is arrested on account of being the prime suspect.

The film is produced by PN Productions and Jaga Creations. and directed by Jaga Peddi. Foreign Flame is Peddi’s debut feature film. He has previously directed many successful short films.

“Jaga Peddi is a fantastic director to work with. He has a very strong vision, he guides and tells you what he wants out of the character,” Rishi said.

“The project came to me in 2015, and it got finalised last year, and the shoot started in August 2016. Every month, I travelled to Australia for seven days [to] shoot [the] film and completed the film this way,” he added.

The story of the film is inspired by true events and is set to hit the theatres in May 2017 in Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.

The film has four songs and has been shot in Melbourne, Sydney, and Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Talking to Indian Weekender about his experience while working on the movie, Rishi said, “This was indeed a very challenging role for me. It needed a lot of mental preparation, as I had to deliver different shades of the character throughout the film.”

Rishi is a renowned face in the Kiwi entertainment industry. He started as a TV anchor and has hit films Urban Turban, Feeling Lucky, and Mr Singh wants PR to his name. In September 2016, Rishi was also invited to judge India’s popular dance show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa in Sydney.