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    Default Gurinder Chaddha runs with Olympic torch

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    Bend it Like Beckham director Gurinder Chaddha ran with the Olympic torch on Saturday (23 June) in the small English town of Blackpool, where decades ago she had shot her first feature film Bhaji On The Beach.

    Says Gurinder, “It was a complete and utter exhilarating experience. I am honoured and blessed to have been selected as one of only a few thousand out of all of Britain’s 56 million population to run with the Olympic flame. I shall treasure my torch and display it in my house next to my OBE.”

    Gurinder can barely contain her pride, as she states, “My goodness! I don’t think my parents would have ever imagined that I would have such honours ever showered on me, when they first arrived on British soil in the sixties. I am proud to be a British Punjabi and when I first took hold of the flame, I said to myself ‘bole so nihal’. Saturday has been a great day for me and my community.”

    We are proud of you Gurinder!!!



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