When filmmaker Mira Nair shot "Monsoon Wedding," she didn't realize the 2001 movie about an Indian family preparing to celebrate an arranged marriage would become a cult classic. Nair has turned the film into a musical, currently playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The director, whose credits include "Mississippi Masala," "The Namesake" and "Queen of Katwe" joins us to talk about her career and her decision to re-imagine "Monsoon Wedding" for the stage.
Director Mira Nair Revives 'Monsoon Wedding' for Berkeley Rep
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Mira Nair, director and filmmaker; director, "Monsoon Wedding" the musical now playing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre