Nagin – The Snake Woman For Lynch

David's director daughter goes Bollywood

by Chris Hewitt |
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Jennifer Lynch – the daughter of David – has been away from the directing scene for a number of years, for a number of reasons. But she came back at the Cannes Film Festival with her twisty thriller, Surveillance, and she’s not wasting any time in getting back on the horse.

In a very intriguing move, Lynch – who we spoke to at Cannes, and is an utter delight – has plumped for a Bollywood horror-thriller called Nagin – The Snake Woman. And you really can’t get any more Lynchian than that.

The film, which stars Mallika Sherawat, is based on the ancient myth of a snake woman who can take on multiple forms. Including, we’re guessing, a snake. And a woman. And, sometimes, a snake woman.

It will also be shot simultaneously in Hindi and English. Well, not simultaneously – that would be impossible. But Lynch will shoot two versions.

Filming will begin in August, under the auspices of Venus Records And Tapes which, we’re reliably informed, is a Mumbai-based film label, and not, despite the distinctive name, a secondhand CD store. Vikram Singh will also produce.

This is a bold move for Lynch, but our brief chat in Cannes indicated that she’s a very spiritual and sassy lady who likes to take risks. And this more than qualifies. We wish her well.

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