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'Who wants to cook aloo gobhi when you can bend the ball like [David] Beckham?' is the question posed in the lighthearted British comedy -- Bend It Like Beckham.

UK-based filmmaker Gurinder Chadha received critical acclaim for her earlier films -- Bhaji On The Beach and What's Cooking. In Bend It Like Beckham, Chadha admits that the rapport shared between the central protagonist -- Jess and her father (played by Anupam Kher, in his first ever British film) was inspired from her own life.

The film revolves around two teenaged girls who share a common goal -- football.

The young actress duo of Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley learnt the ropes of playing football from Futebol De Salao, a coaching academy advocating Brazilian playing tactics: dribble, attack, score. In doing so, Nagra and Knightley ended up with bruised feet and sore eyes.

Dubbed Football Shootball Hai Rabba in Hindi, Bend It Like Beckham releases nationwide July.

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