Monsoon Wedding to be a Musical

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By IndiaFM

Just as Shilpa Shetty’s musical ‘Miss Bollywood’ finished its last show at the Royal Albert Hall in London; comes the news of yet another India-centric musical all set to take the centre-stage.

Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair’s 2001 hit, Monsoon Wedding is all set to become the first Indian movie to be adapted as a musical. The musical would star two big stars from the film industry whose names are not revealed yet. The three-act stage version of Monsoon Wedding to be shown on Broadway would be directed by Mira Nair herself and its being produced by the same people who produced the 2002 award winning musical ‘Hairspray’. Mira also said that the musical would have few of the old songs as well as some new additions, which would be suitable in a stage format.

Mira Nair whose last big release was The Namesake is currently in Dubai promoting her series of short films on AIDS awareness.