In love in Fiji

Hamilton-born Shortland Street star Ben Mitchell, 27, has been in Fiji for the premiere of his latest project, the film Love Has No Language in which he stars opposite Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley. Mitchell takes the role of Lucky Shaman in a romantic comedy about a clash of cultures. “I am Maori but I got to learn a bit of Hindi: kaise he, theek hai and namaste,” he told the Fiji Times. Mitchell, who plays doctor TK Samuels in the long-running soap, was not surprised at the fact that Shortland Street is a hit in Fiji but maintained the show was good because they worked hard to make it that way. He next appears in James Napier’s psychological-thriller The Devil’s Run, which is due to be released mid-2009.


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Jane Campion Returns to Film with Locally-Shot Western The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion Returns to Film with Locally-Shot Western The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog marks a homecoming for Wellington-born Oscar winner Jane Campion – with a career-first twist, David Canfield reports for Vanity Fair. Campion’s last feature was the 2009 romantic drama…