Disney Channel’s first India-centred film follows young female DJ

Looks like Disney Channel finally has its first original TV movie centred on Indian culture, with an Indian-American lead, according to a report by Entertainment Tonight.

‘Spin’ follows Rhea (Avantika), an Indian-American teen who learns she has a passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the textures of her Indian heritage and the world around her. 

Her life revolves around her group of friends, Molly (Anna Cathcart, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Watson (Jahbril Cook) and Ginger (Kerri Medders), her afterschool coding club, her family’s Indian restaurant and her tight-knit, multigenerational family, which has only grown closer since her mother’s passing.

Everything changes when she falls for aspiring DJ Max (Michael Bishop) and a long lost fervor for music is reignited. Rhea discovers that she has a natural gift for creating beats and producing music but must find the courage to follow her true inner talent.

Spin does not have an official premiere date just yet but it is slated for some time this year. Directed by Manjari Makijany, the film breaks barriers with an international Indian-led ensemble that includes actor Abhay Deol, UK comedian/actor Meera Syal and Aryan Simhadri.

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