London, Feb 7 (IANS) Popular British filmmaker of Sikh origin Gurinder Chadha, whose hit film “Bend It Like Beckham” is going to be presented in India in a stage version, wants every girl to feel empowered and uplifted.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Chadha posted: And if I can’t take all the UK then I wish I could take every girl so she can feel uplifted and empowered and know she can do ANYTHING #BILB.
The 2002 film “Bend It Like Beckham” brought forward an endearing story of a Punjabi girl dreaming to play football in London, and how she lives her dream against her family’s will.
Chadha first gave a musical spin to the iconic feisty film on a female footballer by hitting the British stage with its Bollywood dose of dance and music in May last year and is now bringing it to India.
The film which featured an ensemble of international as well as Indian stars, also starred actors Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher and Archie Panjabi among others.
English football star David Beckham also made a special appearance in the film.