'Slumdog' folks helping IFC

Take One Prods. will supply crew for 'Bollywood' mini

The "Slumdog Millionaire" kids aren't the only members of the production's India team getting a boost.

IFC's production of "Bollywood Hero" starring Chris Kattan has tapped "Slumdog Millionaire" partner Take One Prods. to supply the crew for the three-part miniseries' India-based efforts.

Line producer Tabrez Noorani and his team, including choreographer Longinus Fernandes (who did the "Slumdog" closing credits dance sequence), will assist the show's production, which begins in Mumbai this weekend.

Also, the network has signed actors Julian Sands ("A Room With a View") and Neha Dhupia (the former Miss India who appeared in "Shootout at Lokhandwala") for featured roles in the project.

IFC hopes interest in the Oscar-winning film boosts the viewership prospects for "Bollywood." Kattan plays a fictionalized version of himself, a frustrated Hollywood actor who ventures to India to star in a traditional Bollywood film.