Monday, April 28, 2003

Bend it Like Beckham Star to be Regular on NBC's ER

Finally. CNN reports that Parminder Nagra, the star of the British Asian hit comedy Bend it Like Beckham, will be joining the cast of ER as a regular medical student. This is great for South Asian's in America, finally a desi is going to represent on ER for ALL of the desi doctors in the U.S. I really don't know what took ER so long, but after the cameo appearances by South-Asian Americans as medical students in the drama, one will finally join the cast full time. Finally art will be imitating a South Asian life. I am reproducing the CNN report below.

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Parminder Nagra, the star of Fox Searchlight's hit soccer comedy "Bend It Like Beckham," is set to join the cast of NBC's marquee drama "ER" as a regular, playing a medical student.

Sources said Nagra's deal with the series' producers, John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, is for next season, the show's last under its current pact with NBC, with an option for three more years.

Nagra, a British actress of Indian decent, has become known to American audiences with "Beckham," a British comedy set in the world of women's amateur soccer.

After seven weeks in limited release, it has grossed $9.1 million. Her other credits include ITV's series "A&E" and the upcoming Miramax feature "Ella Enchanted."

Here is another report on this story from the Hollywood Reporter.


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