Gurinder Chadha on BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, Human Dignity, Brexit and the Boss – Leslie Combemale interviews

Writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha is one of the UK’s most beloved, prolific filmmakers. The fact that she’s female seems incidental. She landed on Hollywood’s radar with Bend it Like Beckham (2002), which threw Keira Knightly’s career into hyperdrive. Among her films is the Jane Austin fan cult favorite, , Bride and Prejudice. She’s developing an animated musical series, Pashmina, for Netflix. I spoke to Gurinder about her new film, Blinded by the Light, about the joy that carries through the movie, the universal power of Bruce Springsteen, and how she believes being a woman impacts her work as a filmmaker.

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Gurinder Chadha to direct animated PASHMINA for Netflix – Brandy McDonnell reports

Netflix has teamed with Bend It Like Beckham helmer Gurinder Chadha, to adapt Nidhi Chanani’s bestselling graphic novel Pashmina into an original computer-animated musical centered around Priyanka, a first-generation American of Indian descent, as she explores her family history with the help of a magical pashmina..

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