Acting teacher Baburao Ladsaheb performs for his students during a class at the ‘Five Star Acting Dancing Fighting Classes’ in Dharavi, Mumbai, one of India and Asia’s biggest slums. Photo: AFP

Bollywood dream factory in Mumbai nurtures slum dweller’s hopes of a future in film

  • For 35 years Baburao Ladsaheb has run acting classes in Dharavi, one of Asia’s biggest slums, and trained over 15,000 students searching for stardom
  • Thirty of his pupils featured in Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, putting his school on the radar of casting directors
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Acting teacher Baburao Ladsaheb performs for his students during a class at the ‘Five Star Acting Dancing Fighting Classes’ in Dharavi, Mumbai, one of India and Asia’s biggest slums. Photo: AFP
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