Filmed on location in historic Udaipur, Rajasthan (India), and alive with music, dance, color and Indian culture, "The Cheetah Girls One World" begins as best friends Chanel, Dorinda and Aqua are auditioning for new gigs while also readying for college prep courses and dance camp (the fourth Cheetah, Galleria, has already left to take summer sessions at Cambridge). When an aspiring Bollywood movie director, Vikram "Vik" Bhatia, offers them roles in his movie, "Namaste Bombay," the trio travels to Mumbai. Upon their arrival in the bustling city, their dreams of international stardom are in jeopardy when Kamal, the movie's producer (and Vik's uncle), announces that only one role is available.
Now, The Cheetah Girls must compete with each other for the lead in the movie opposite Bollywood star Rahim, and prove to the talented young choreographer, Gita, that they can dance. Before long, the three girls begin to question their commitment to The Cheetah Girls' dream and each must weigh her own aspirations against the group's future. The Indian culture has a different effect on each of the Cheetahs. Dorinda is guided by a wise Swami who reminds her to embrace change in life; Aqua's attention is captured by Amar, a mysterious Indian teen; and Chanel champions a discouraged Vikram whose creative vision for the movie is stifled by his uncle.