Musical Based Off Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’

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In some exciting Broadway news, Mira Nair‘s 2001 hit film ‘Monsoon Wedding‘ has been made into a musical and will be rehearsing for the Great White Way starting in September.  Nair has been working on the songs for the musical and said “We have about seven or eight songs done out of eleven.  We also have the book written and we will enter rehearsals in September in New York.

The 55-year old director has been one busy woman lately, having just released ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist‘ starring Hollywood stars Kate Hudson and Liev Schrieber and Bollywood actors Om Puri and Shabana Azmi along with Pakistani born Riz Ahmed.

What has the ‘Mississippi Masala‘ director been doing lately to keep busy?  Why, she’s been working on the fascinating story of eight-year old Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, who rose from her impoverished beginnings to become a grandmaster chess champion!  The film is based on a true story and “I have just signed the deal for the film. I am starting to research and we will shoot next year. The movie will be based in Uganda.” noted Nair.

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Is there anything the multi-talented Nair can’t do at this point?  Who knows, maybe she’ll decide to conquer the music world as well, one can only hope….

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