Yusuf Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan & Aamir Khan are the legendary Khans of the silver screen. Now, get ready for a fresh, new, young talent bursting onto the big screen! It’s the turn of the Shan, Asad Shan! He brings you a cinematic invasion at its finest, and gets your senses going all over the place in a sensational romantic thriller!
Bollywood Films, the UK’s pioneering Distribution Company has acquired the Exclusive International Distribution Rights of spectacular movie “7 Welcome to London” This exceptional cinematic offering grabs the quintessential flavour of the Bollywood genre whilst retaining a true British heart. The fast paced thriller centres around the struggles and hardships faced by a young immigrant from India, who feels that London will allow him to fulfil his dreams and aspirations.Whilst he finds love on the underground, one phone call changes his life forever. 7 Welcome to London is a breath taking, stylized and utterly ghoulish thriller crafted in a gritty manner that accentuates the film’s edgy vision. The stunning film explodes with multiple layers of meaning, tone and mood to get your mind flowing like never before!
After watching ‘7WTL,’ Joe Mirza, Managing Director for Bollywood Films expressed, I was very excited and had to be acquiring this film at the earliest. This film is set to break new grounds in home grown talent and caters to our solid Bollywood loving audience … You guys will love this film. Get excited for a new era in British Asian talent.”
‘7 Welcome to London’ brings homegrown UK talent to the forefront right from the cast to the entire film unit. Bafta and Oscar winning editor Chris Dickens is the creative producer for ‘7 welcome to London’ and has seamlessly blended Bollywood with international film stylistics and techniques.
‘7 Welcome to London’ marks the debut of British Asian VJ Asad Shan in this stylish and unnerving Hindi romantic thriller.
You should see it because: Film noir meets Bollywood in this ‘on the edge of your seat’ romantic thriller.
Jai, a hard-working young Punjabi man from Delhi arrives in London, leaving behind his debt-ridden family, to fulfil his dream of a better future. Initially, luck shines on Jai and whilst discovering London, he forms an unlikely friendship on a ghetto estate, and furthermore his life is transformed when unexpectedly he finds love on the underground. But Jai’s happiness is short-lived. One phone call changes everything. Jai is left trapped in a dark and dangerous existence where only a jungle law exists. The hunt is on and he is running on quicksand…”
Pakistani pop stars Falak Shabbir, underground rocker Zuj Jibran, Sohail Haider and Access band provide the 7 beautiful tracks in this film and making their debut in this romantic edgy thriller.
Director: Asad Shan
Screenplay: Manju Iyer and Asad Shan
Distributor: Bollywood Films
Starring: Asad Shan, Sabeeka Imam, Tim Hibberd, Rob Thorne
Notes to Editors
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Running Time: 107 min
About Iconic Productions
Iconic Productions UK Ltd, is a young vibrant company, founded by Asad Shan in 2009, have produced their first feature film ‘7 Welcome to London’. Iconic specialise in Film and TV production and also lead a renowned Acting and Presenting academy.
About Bollywood Films
Bollywood Films UK, established in 1980, is the first company to distribute Bollywood films in overseas market. Bollywood Films Founder, Joe Mirza’s biggest successes have included worldwide film releases starring Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. Most recently they undertook distribution of thriving features that include Action Replay and Bheja Fry 2.
ASAD SHAN (Director / Jai)
Asad Shan is a British model-turned actor. Most notable for his on screen appearance for B4U (India’s Leading Music Network) as music presenter, Asad has recently completed directing and starring in his debut feature film 7 Welcome To London.
The British star has gained a vast amount worldwide experience (London, New York, Mumbai), starring in Film, Theatre, Television, Commercials and Music Videos productions. Credits include New York Film Academy and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute productions, ‘East is east’ and ‘The Glass Menagerie.’
Currently, Asad is the face of Zee TV’s ‘Zing’ channel as a host for ‘Brits Bollywood.’
Other distinguished credits include features In Daily News and Analysis, being the face of SKY, William Hill, Npower, HSBC and Eid in the Square 2010, 2011, with from Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Asad also starred in the title role of ‘Jaaneman part 2.’ A smash hit music video that resulted in a global phenomenon
SABEEKA IMAM (Simran)
Sabeeka Imam is the biggest name on the Asian Fashion market in UK today. Having won the Asian Model of the year in 2011, she acted in a few music videos before making her debut in 7 Welcome to London.
CHRIS DICKENS (Creative Producer)
Chris Dickens is a British film and television editor with more than 25 film credits. His work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), directed by Danny Boyle, won the Academy Award for Film Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and the American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic).
TIM HIBBERD (Lead)
Tim is a highly accomplished actor and devisor. Theatre work includes THE LAST PRESENT at POLKA THEATRE directed by John Wright, the HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES as the swing understudy in the west end, MR CURRY in A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON at POLKA THEATRE, and JOHN in THE STEPPE BROTHERS. TELEVISION and FILM includes NIGEL the area manager in THE GYM for ITV MOBILE, and the role of JONATHON in BRING ME JOY.