Indian-American Emily Shah debuts in Bollywood with ‘Jungle Cry’

Indian-American actress Emily Shah is set to make her Bollywood debut with Abhay Deol-starrer ‘Jungle Cry’, which will see a theatrical release across the country on May 20.

Shah plays the role of a Rugby physiotherapist in the film, based on true events, that tells the story of 12 underprivileged tribal orphans from Odisha, who play sports barefoot, and yet, go on to win the prestigious Rugby World Cup in England. The film is directed by Sagar Ballary.

Chicago-born Shah previously starred in ‘Fortune Defies Death’, directed by Jennifer Hulum. She has assisted Clint Eastwood on ‘Jersey Boys’. In 2014, she became the youngest contestant to be crowned Miss New Jersey USA. A graduate of California State University with a degree in Entertainment Media Management, Shah also studied theater art at Lee Strasberg’s Institute of Film and Theater.

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