Bollywood Diaries is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by K. D. Satyam. It features Raima Sen, Salim Diwan, and Ashish Vidyarthi in lead roles, along with Karuna Pandey and Vineet Kumar Singh.Produced by Dr. Sattar Diwan under the banner of Rehab Pictures Private Limited, the film was released worldwide on 26 February 2016.
The story is about three unrelated individuals – Rohit (Salim Diwan), a guy working at a call-center in Delhi, Vishnu (Ashish Vidyarthi), a retired middle-aged government servant from Bhilai and Imli (Raima Sen), a prostitute from Sonagachi, Kolkata. All three of them aspire to become Bollywood actors and the story captures their journey and struggles.
Principal photography of the film began in October 2014 and the shooting started the month after that.The film was shot in Bhilai, Kolkata and Delhi. During the filming, Ashish Vidyarthi suffered a mishap when he nearly drowned in river Shivnath before being rescued by a policeman.
The cinematography was by Dev Agarwal, the editing crew was led by Praveen Angre. The dialogues was written by K. D. Satyam and Anand VRS Tomar. Dr. Sagar wrote the lyrics for all the songs in the film. The songs were composed by Vipin Patwa, while the background score was done by Dev Guru. The crew also includes Shrjil Khan as Choreographer, Nilesh S. Gorkshe as Art Director, Tony Arora as Line Producer, Ajay Kumar P. B. as Sound Mixing Engineer, and Mayank Dixit as Casting director.