If I were to tell you that Sheffield is set to hit the silver screen in summer this year, would you believe me? You’d better.

Bollywood production company, PRBA are excited to announce that “Someday,” filmed in Sheffield, will be premiering in June/July this year.

Filming took place from October to December last year at the train station and nightclubs across the city, namely the super club “Embrace”.

Ashley Tate, who works for the club and was on set during filming said, “It’s unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything so extravagant.”

The story is based around a group of teens from Mumbai who struggle to fit in at Sheffield Hallam University. They begin to dance together in order to integrate themselves in to the student society, and are soon competing against English hip-hop groups in bars and clubs. After much hostility from fellow students, they eventually become the most well renowned and popular dance group in Sheffield.

Former Sheffield Hallam student, Saahil Prem, wrote, directed and played the lead in the film.“When I found out PRBA were interested in working on my script I couldn’t believe it. I’m just a normal boy from Mumbai.”

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Producers originally wanted to film in New York or London, but Saahil said he had his heart set on Sheffield. “I play Aarav Anand, a cheeky but loyal member of the dancing team. His character is based on myself and my time in Sheffield so filming anywhere else wouldn’t have felt right.”

Model, singer and actress, Amrit Maghera, was cast as Aashira Qureshi, the lead female. “I was overjoyed when I found out I got the part. I’m passionate about dancing so this film is perfect for me.”

The producers really wanted to infuse the film with local people and sights, so they invited dancers from “Players” bar on West Street to audition for roles in the film. Craig Turner, 28, was fortunate to be cast as Henry, a quirky dancer who envies Saahil.

“It’s all happened so quickly that I haven’t even had chance to think about it. I’m overwhelmed and working on adrenalin every day” Craig says.

PRBA also welcomed young people from Sheffield to be extras in the film, and this attracted some very excited teens. “This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, it’s so much fun and I get paid,” says Charlotte Thomas.

Lead producer, Chands Bruce Patel is expecting “Someday” to be a real success in India and internationally. “I have never worked with such a determined and fun loving group of people. It’s all coming together now and I know that it’s going to be a big hit everywhere.”

Chands Bruce Patel and co-producer Arun Lamba


The official venue for the premier has not yet been named, but the producers promise to keep us updated.

Can ‘Someday’ compete with the success of Sheffield’s 1997 film ‘The Full Monty’? Watch this space.

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