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.
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."