Gurinder Chadha is over the moon. The stage version of her 2002 cult hit Bend It Like Beckham about a sassy Punjabi girl who wants to play football in London, has taken the London stage by storm. Last week the staged version of Bend It Like Beckham won big at the prestigious Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards. Gurinder’s staged film adaptation won for Best Musical.
Gurinder was thrilled to share the stage with the legendary Judi Dench. And now the filmmaker will bring the stage version of Bend It Like Beckham to India. Speaking from London, the ecstatic Gurinder says, “Our show is a wonderful example of what a diverse and culturally rich country England is. To be recognized and celebrated by the top critics of our national press is extremely gratifying.”
After the heartening response in Britain, Gurinder is all set for India. “Critics and audiences have loved the show in England and now we look forward to bringing the show to India! Plans are afoot on this as we speak. I’m so excited to share the musical with Indian audiences as I know the film still has a big soft corner in the hearts of many people in India.”