Gurinder Chadha to direct movie for Paramount

MUMBAI: Gurinder Chadha is in final negotiations to direct the comedy Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging for Paramount Pictures International.


According to  Sheeraz Hasan (founder of, the story centers on a 16-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.


Also Chadda is signed to direct Dallas, the story is about J.R. Ewing, head of the most powerful energy company in the world, is the patriarch of a Texas oil clan who are as shady in their business deals as they are in the family politics. It’s scheduled for release in the USA December 21 2007 distributed by Regency Enterprises.


Chadda was born in Kenya, and grew up in Southall, London, England. She began her career as a news reporter with BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began an alliance with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Channel Four. In 1990, Chadha set up her own production company: Umbi Films. She has also directed Bride and Prejudice starring Asihwarya Rai and Bend It Like Beckham.

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