This week on the show I speak to Pravesh Kumar who is the Artistic Director of Rifco. He started the company to create a voice for British Asian artists, to make new work that is relevant and accessible to this under represented audience. Before setting up Rifco Arts, Pravesh worked in Mumbai’s Film and TV industry, as an assistant director and writer. His theatrical directorial debut was in 1999 with a UK tour of Bollywood – Yet Another Love Story, which opened to packed houses at The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. Pravesh has gone on to achieve critical acclaim for Rifco’s award winning productions: Britain’s Got Bhangra, Happy Birthday Sunita, It Ain’t All Bollywood, There’s Something About Simmy, Air por t 2000, Mer i Chr istmas, Where’ s My Desi Soulmate?, The Deranged Marriage and Break The Floorboards. Pravesh’s first short film, Gods On Mountains was shot entirely on location in the Himalayas and was nominated for the Satyajit Ray Short Film Award in 2009.