Gurinda Chadha (“Bend it Like Beckham”) is to direct a musical, CG animated version of Nidhi Chanani’s highly acclaimed, best-selling graphic novel “Pashmina” for Netflix. Internationally renowned, decorated producer Ashok Amritraj, and Chadha’s long-standing writing partner, Paul Mayeda Berges are also involved.
“Pashmina” is a fantasy and adventure story that follows Priyanka, a first generation American of Indian descent, as she explores her family history with the help of a magical pashmina. Nidhi Chanani’s debut graphic novel by the same name has been lauded for its portrayal of Indian culture and feminism, receiving a number of awards and recognitions, including Amazon’s Top Twenty Children’s Book of the Year, Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List Title and A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Pashmina is a wonderful coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, and one that I believe Netflix families around the world will enjoy experiencing together.