London-based Asian Pictures International has announced its first Bollywood productions.

Producer Sevy Ali told, "the trend in Bollywood is to make international quality co-productions and we are already working with Troika Productions of Mumbai for our first two films".

The first film, titled White Noise is to be directed by Vinta Nanda and scripted by Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt and is to start shooting in May. White Noise, is an English-language film based in Mumbai and will star Nandana Sen and Randeep Hooda.

The second film, Kali will also be directed by Vinta Nanda and is due to go into production in October. Kali., is about a girl who becomes a widow at the age of eight and is forced to seek salvation, unlike other teenage girls who look for romance. Both films are to have a budget of $ 1m each.