Mira Nair to adapt Monsoon Wedding as stage play

MUMBAI: For the first time, an Indian film is being adapted to fit on stage as a musical. And the film is none other Mira Nair‘s Monsoon Wedding that Nair will shortly direct as a three-act stage version of the original.

Though still in its development stage, the project will gain steam once Nair is out of promoting her AIDS film, Jaago.

She has been ideating about the film since four years but was forced to put it in the back burner because of other projects like Namesake, but now she is ready to focus on the musical. 

The play that will be produced by the same people who produced the 2002 award-winning musical Hairspray, will have a few of the old songs while some new ones will be added. The musical will apparently feature two of the stars from the original movie.

Nair also intends to co-write a book on it along with Sabrina Dhawan, the writer of Monsoon Wedding.

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