Jane Austen With Bhangra Twist

Here’s an interview with filmmaker Gurinder Chada (Bend It Like Beckham) . She’s adapting Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice into a Bollywood musical called Bride and Prejudice, starring Aishwarya Rai.

But Chadha confessed that she still cast her uncles and aunts in Bride and Prejudice.
‘I like to cast relatives in certain family situations because they always look the part where often extras don’t,’ she said. But her mum has refused to be in her movies again. ‘My mother is sick of it now. After Beckham she didn’t like people coming up and taking a picture with her. ‘Fame didn’t work for her,’ said Chadha with a laugh.

The movie comes out in the U.S. on Christmas Day.