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Bend It Like Beckham – The Musical – Cast Announcement

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Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.

Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.

Jess needs extra time. She is facing
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British Beauty Queen stars in Abhay Deol’s One by Two

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This New Year welcomes a brand new Bollywood release. One By Two is the latest feature film from one of the industry’s well-known names, Abhay Deol. Abhay takes the role of the lead character, Amit Sharma who leads a lacklustre life. A series of chance encounters leads him to Samara, an aspiring dancer played by Preeti Desai, the former Miss Great Britain 2007.

Abhay has long established himself as a leading name in the industry, hailing from one of Bollywood’s leading acting dynasties, the Deols. He has featured in several popular films such as, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Singularity. More recently, Abhay wowed audiences in the live BBC production of Bollywood Carmen.

Although he is famed for his skilful acting, Abhay dons his producer’s hat for the first time in One By Two. Taking on the role of producer was challenging but satisfying,
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Bollywood Carmen: Bizet goes bhangra

Bradford is about to host a live version of Carmen with full Bollywood trimmings. Alfred Hickling hears how the organisers plan to get 3,000 audience members dancing in fountains

A team of bullfighters is being put through their paces, but there isn't a red cape or an ornate bolero jacket in sight. Instead, the toreadors are waving variously coloured silk scarves and prancing around as if the ground is too hot to stand on. Just as it's all seeming a bit too camp for Carmen, we reach the opera's toreador's march – and a heavily amplified Indian dhol beat kicks in. Suddenly it all makes sense: this is a rehearsal of Bollywood Carmen, an ambitious mash-up of Bizet, bhangra and Britain's biggest water feature.

Due to be televised live this Sunday, the production is the latest of BBC3's grand outdoor projects, which have so far brought us an R&B Bible
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