A traditional red carpet was replaced with a more Punjabi pink for the world premiere of Gurinder Chadha's film, Bride And Prejudice. The London Palladium was decorated in Indian fabrics, fairy lights, and swung to the energetic rhythm of Indian drummers.
Chadha said the film gave Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice a modern twist in an Indian setting.
'It's a very British Asian movie that incorporates India, England and America,' Chadha told reporters as a host of stars arrived for the premiere.
'It is very true to Jane Austen and the spirit of the book, and I think if she came down and went to see it in her local Odeon (cinema), she would like it.'
Director Gurinder Chadha with leading lady, Aishwarya Rai.
Design: Uday Kuckian
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