Prarthana Mohan’s upcoming film, “The MisEducation of Bindu,” is the indie flick we’ve been waiting for.

In it, Megan Suri plays Indian-American teenager Bindu Chaudhry. Her story will feel relevant, relatable, and fun enough to everybody watching it. However, the difference is that Bindu’s unique cultural narrative provides a fresh perspective to the usual coming-of-age stories we see on-screen.

Based on the description of the film, bright-eyed yet awkward teen Bindu is “a girl caught not only between girlhood and womanhood but a girl with a foot in India’s traditional past and the promise of global future where she can blend in to be whomever she wants to be.”

Director and co-writer Mohan, who was born and raised in South India and studied film in California, is striving to tell stories of compelling and strong female characters. “The MisEducation of Bindu” won Mark and Jay Duplass’ campaign to find America’s Next Generation of Indie Filmmakers.

They then teamed up with crowdfunding website Seeds&Sparks to launch the initiative to fund the project. So far, they have raised over $62k. The film has begun shooting in Indianopolis.

The film also stars Kelly Ryan (“Good Girls Revolt”), David Arquette (“Scream”), Alka Nayyar (“Chicago Med”), Hannah Alline (“Ozark”), and Robert T. Bogue (“Bull”).

“The MisEducation of Bindu” started shooting this summer and will coming to our screens soon.


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