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‘Bend It Like Beckham’ Director Gurinder Chadha Wants Priyanka Chopra In Her Next Project

Priyanka Chopra is on a roll these days. After her Hollywood venture Baywatch, she is set to team up with Indian-origin British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, who has won the audience’s hearts with ‘Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice.’

Gurinder confirmed the news and said, “I am in talks with Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra, for something (referring to a film). I met her mother in Cannes and I told her I have great ideas. She said ‘yes, let’s work it out’.”

However, a meeting with Priyanka has not yet taken place but she is planning to fly to the US soon. She further added, “I will be going to America soon, so I will be meeting her (Priyanka) and will talk about the idea that I have.”

Talking more about the project she is aspiring to get PC onboard for, she added, “She has been producing films and I hope it is International (the one that we do together). I can’t think of doing India-centric film alone as I am half British and Indian.”

While there are rumours that Gurinder is planning a sequel of ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, she says she is instead contemplating to get the stage version of the 2002 hit movie to India.

However, she did confirm that her next project will have the same ‘Bend it like Beckham’ feels. She added, “There is a project that I am working on with England’s support. It is about a boy and girl. It has the same feel as ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ but it is different. It does not have a background of football or sports. It is more about music. I will have the British-Asian perspective in the same way as ‘Bend It Like Beckham’.”

We look forward to seeing PC again soon!!

By: Anamika Bhaumik

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