Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Indian Princess Musical Movie In the Works at Disney

Indian Princess Musical Movie In the Works at Disney

Plot details for the film are currently under wraps.

Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges are currently developing a new Disney musical film inspired by a princess from Indian history.

Deadline reports that Disney has commissioned the original musical film, which will also be directed and produced by Chadha. While plot details are currently under wraps, the film is under the umbrella of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production President Sean Bailey.

Gurinder Chadha is a British film director and producer. She founded Bend It Films after the success of Bend It Like Beckham, which she wrote, directed, and produced. Chadha went on to direct the acclaimed West End musical adaptation of the popular film.

Chadha's other films include Bride and Prejudice, Blinded by the Light, Viceroy's House, THE MISTRESS of Spices, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, and It's A Wonderful Afterlife.

In 2019, it was also announced that Chadha was adapting Nidhi Chanani's highly acclaimed, best-selling graphic novel Pashmina into an original CG animated musical for Netflix.

Disney is also currently developing a movie musical titled Penelope, with music written by Ingrid Michaelson and Laurence O'Keefe.


BroadwayWorld Shop
Shop BroadwayWorld

Shop this season's new musicals! Get dressed up for a night at the theatre, or just a night at home, with merch from some of Broadway's biggest hits including SOME LIKE IT HOT, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, and more!

Start Shopping



Related Stories
LAVERNE & SHIRLEY Star Cindy Williams Passes Away At 75 Photo
Cindy Williams, a star of stage and screen and one half of the iconic duo, 'Laverne & Shirley' has passed away at the age of 75. 

Nominees Announced for 37th Annual Helen Hayes Awards Photo
Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

BWW Flashback: A Look Back on the Exceptional Career of the Great Hal Prince Photo
In honor of what would have been been his 95th Birthday, BroadwayWorld is looking back on the career of Hal Prince. See highlights from his incredible career in our interactive timeline and watch past performances from his works.

Broadway Bares to Take Place This June at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom Photo
Broadway Bares will once again kick off Pride week in New York City with two performances featuring more than 150 of the city’s dancers on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at Hammerstein Ballroom. See how to purchase tickets!


From This Author - Michael Major


Harry Styles to Perform at The GRAMMYsHarry Styles to Perform at The GRAMMYs
January 30, 2023

Styles is nominated for six GRAMMY Awards this year: Record of the Year (“As It Was”), Album of the Year (Harry’s House), Song of the Year (“As It Was”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“As It Was”), Best Pop Vocal Album (Harry’s House) and Best Music Video (“As It Was”).

Reckless Son Releases Self-Tited EPReckless Son Releases Self-Tited EP
January 30, 2023

The EP released contains songs from a one-man show Butler penned of the same name. A traveling storyteller and musician, he wrote a collection of monologues and music inspired by his real-life experiences performing in prisons across the country. Listen to the new EP and watch the new music video now!

DL Hughley Hosts THE DAILY SHOW This WeekDL Hughley Hosts THE DAILY SHOW This Week
January 30, 2023

Tune in tonight as Comedy Central’s The Daily Show continues to usher in the next chapter with guest host DL Hughley. The actor & comedian’s debut tonight is part of a roster of comedy greats and all-star correspondent guest hosting the award winning late night show in the coming weeks.  

How to Watch the 65th Annual GRAMMY AwardsHow to Watch the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards
January 30, 2023

On Sun, Feb. 5, the music community will come together in celebration of countless creators' outstanding contributions to the year in music. Here's where you can watch all the highlights from the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards, including performances and exclusive content from Music's Biggest Night!

Isaiah J. Thompson to Release 'The Power of the Spirit'Isaiah J. Thompson to Release 'The Power of the Spirit'
January 30, 2023

Isaiah debuts the first single from the upcoming record, “The IT Department.” It is a play on his initials, but also a tribute to his father. His first live album—The Power of the Spirit—will be released on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s record label. It was captured in front of a rapturous audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club.