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Rahul's first steps from Bradford to Bollywood
Rahul Sabbarwal
Rahul Sabbarwal has been offered a film deal in India

A rap artist from Bradford has been signed to star in a film with an Indian film company.

Rahul Sabbarwal has been offered a £40,000 deal with Indian-based Bollywood company Arjoe Entertainment to act in and provide the music for a new film.

He will play a lead character called Billy in the movie, Tears To Fears, and will create the soundtrack.

Rahul performs under the name Master RS and has gained an internet following.

Breaking stereotypes

He says: "I developed an interest in music when I was 12 and I was producing instrumentals. It started off as a hobby.

"Things happened in my life and I went into film-making. I've always liked doing this. My ideas and my creativity.

"I got interested in music because I wanted to put my message out there. Even through I do rap music, I wanted to break the stereotype and spread a positive message.

"The film and acting has come through it and it's a way of getting myself out there and getting the message out there."

Rahul says he is looking forward to the start of filming next year.

He says: "I will be playing one of the main characters and will be doing the music videos for it too."

The film will be shot in Leeds, Pontefract and London.

Rahul says his family are taking the big news in their stride.

He explains: "My mum is taking it in her stride. She's supported me throughout but not a lot of my family know about it.

"I am excited about it and when I do get the money I hope I can pay my mum's mortgage off.

"I'm really excited. I've got a lot happening. I've got this great opportunity to be in this film.

"I think my talent and my work has paid off, it's been an exciting journey. There's a lot going on."

"I'd like to be known as an accomplished artist. I'm an artist more than an actor.

I'm trying to set an example to people so they don't repeat the mistakes I made in my life
Rahul Sabbarwal, Bradford rapper and actor

Bradford on the map

Steve Call manages Rahul and hopes that together they will be able to put the light back into Bradford.

He adds: "It's about time we put Bradford back on the map. It was the original place for film anyway. It's ours, so we want it back."

His music was spotted by Arya P Bhattacherjee, founder and chairman of Arjoe Entertainment, through Facebook and YouTube.

He says: "Rahul is one of the best unsigned rap artists we have heard from in the UK. We wanted young new blood with a new sound which was commercial with a real edge.

Last year, Rahul was awarded the title Inspirational Ambassador for Bradford Council's 'B' Someone campaign.

A video accompanying his single, I'm A Warrior, featured more than 100 people from Bradford. His latest music video, Lovin' the Pain, was released last month.




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