Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha has an almost guaranteed hit on her hands - with the rights to her new film being snapped up by producers Miramax.

Bend It Like Beckham was a surprise hit in America, reaching the top 10 despite a limited release.

Now Chadha's new film, a Bollywood version of Pride And Prejudice, is to receive full backing from Miramax and looks likely to be an OSCAR contender.

The film will star Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson and will be filmed in India, London and Los Angeles.

12/05/2003 17:25