Netflix Adapts Nidhi Chanani’s Fantasy Adventure Pashmina Into Animated Musical

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Netflix is adapting Nidhi Chanani’s highly acclaimed, bestselling graphic novel Pashmina into an original CG-animated musical with celebrated writer-director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), internationally renowned producer Ashok Amritraj, and Chadha’s long-standing writing partner, Paul Mayeda Berges, according to India Abroad.

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.

“When our hero, Priyanka, puts on the magical pashmina for the first time and is transported to the India of her dreams, that’s when the fun, the magic, the song and the dancing really come to life,” says Chadha.

Chanani’s graphic novel has received several awards, including Amazon’s Top Twenty Children’s Book of the Year, the Virginia Library Association’s Graphic Diversity Award and the 2018 South Asian Book Award, according to Comics Beat.

“I’m overjoyed to share this announcement with you that my debut graphic novel PASHMINA will be adapted into an animated musical with Netflix,” Chanani wrote on her personal blog. “Gurinder Chadha and Ashok Amritraj are wonderful and I’m honored to have them take my work to new places.”

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