Former Miss New Jersey to play lead role in Abhay Deols' JUNGLE CRY
Indian-American actress Emily Shah has joined the heartwarming family drama film JUNGLE CRY, produced by Bollywood Hollywood Production, and set in Mumbai, Wales and London.
The former Miss New Jersey and the youngest contestant to hold the title joins Abhay Deol, Stewart Wright, Julian Lewis Jones and Rugby World Cup referee, Nigel Owens, along with the World Rugby Union, Swansea University and nearly 150 years old rugby team Scarlets. Emily recently graduated from California State University in Entertainment Media Management with credentials assisting director on FAST AND FURIOUS 7, CAPTAIN AMERICA, RUN ALL NIGHT and Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS.
“It is a great honor to be the lead actress in a true story for both India and Wales,” said Emily Shah. “Since my modeling days, I have been a supporter to End Polio with UNICEF, so it as only natural to continue to give back with this film. The outpour of support by the entire World Rugby Union community in Wales and London for the film has been incredible.”
Directed by Sagar Ballary, JUNGLE CRY is a true story of the Jungle Crows team of twelve young tribal Indian boys from extreme tribal regions of India, who played sports barefoot, went on to win the coveted U14 Rugby World Cup in England.
Journey of Dr. Achyuta Samanta the founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT); Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which provides free accommodation, food, healthcare, and education from KG to PG - kindergarten to post-graduation based in Odisha, India along with the true story of MBE Paul Walsh as British Rugby coach, the Indian coach Rudraksha Jena played by Abhay Deol and the team from their small town Bhubaneshwar to Welsh stadium capital of Rugby, competing for the world cup is their story, JUNGLE CRY.
JUNGLE CRY anticipated summer 2019 release.