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Screen shots: How a London cinema turned into the Son of Zoro

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14.09.2017

‘Victoria and Abdul’ is emblazoned across London’s double-decker buses. It’s the Judi Dench film based on Shrabani Basu’s book, but i find myself ‘coming to a theatre near you’, one more redolent of Victoria and Ardeshir. The Grosvenor began as an art-deco cinema hall in 1936, and is now London’s Zoroastrian Centre. Here, the storied diaspora falls in love, eats and prays. In a sense, i’m here to take this community hall back to its origins since the Nanavati case on which i’m speaking continues to inspire Indian film-makers. The Grosvenor too has had quite an after-life.

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