Magazine article Screen International

Gurinder Chadha Spies Two New Projects

Magazine article Screen International

Gurinder Chadha Spies Two New Projects

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Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, who is at Berlin Film Festival for the out of competition world premiere of her new feature Viceroy's House, about the 1947 partition of India, is moving into Second World War territory.

The British director has revealed to Screen that she is now developing a 1943-based espionage movie about an Indian woman who worked as a spy.

Titled Song For A Spy, it is set in wartime France and Germany with a script by Farrukh Dhondy.

"It's history that is familiar but from a completely different perspective," Chadha said

Chadha also has another feature project in development with writer Sarfraz Manzoor. Luton Actually, based on Mazoor's memoir Greetings From Bury Park, is about his experiences growing up as a young British Bruce Springsteen-loving Muslim in Luton. The BFI Film Fund is backing development.

The director revealed that Viceory's House is being dubbed by backers Reliance into Hindi - and will be released in India in both English language and Hindi versions. …

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