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Indian Princess Musical In Works At Disney; ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ Gurinder Chadha To Direct & Produce

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EXCLUSIVE: We understand that Disney has commissioned an original musical feature from Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges, inspired by a dynamic princess from Indian history.

Both will write while Chadha will also direct and produce. The plot remains under wraps, but we hear that the project is under the umbrella of Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.

Lindy Goldstein (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) is producing the film through her Lindy Goldstein Production banner. Chadha has made several films and TV series in India with her company Bend It Films.

Chadha is a 2x BAFTA nominee for Bend It Like Beckham and her first feature Bhaji on the Beach. Her cinematic body of work have grossed in excess of $300M at the box office.

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