What do you get if you cross desi lines with a firang? Well, the answer is The Other End Of the Line. If the title doesn't 'ring' a bell, then, maybe the names of actors like Shriya Saran, Tara Sharma and Anupam Kher will, as they star in the forthcoming Hollywood film, The Other End Of the Line.
Unlike the stereotyped crossover movies which deal with NRI families in the western countries, The Other End Of the Line shows Shriya playing a credit card company's customer service manager who lives in India, and like any other call-centre employee, she pretends to be American to her callers. But as luck would have it, she falls in love with an American caller played by Jesse Metcalfe (of 'The Desperate Housewives' fame). She then decides to take adventurous trip to USA without informing her parents, played by Anupam Kher and Sushmita Mukherjee. The film has its breath-taking moments when, even though, after meeting Jesse, Shriya decides not to reveal her true identity to him (Shriya tells him that she is from San Francisco).
The story takes yet another twist when Shriya's parents reach States and bring her back home and our American hero is left wondering what to do next. The film is yet another love story between an Indian girl and an American boy, though it would be interesting to see how the subject is dealt with this time. This is Shriya's first Hollywood film and her performance strikes you looking at the promo. And also, there's a hot steamy kiss between the Shriya and Jesse to look forward to.
The Other End Of the Line is produced by Ashok Amritraj and directed by James Dodson.