British actress Archie Punjabi, who played Pinky Bhamra in Bend It Like Beckham is in a Russell Crowe movie, A Good Year. Directed by Ridley Scott and set to be released on April 7th 2006, the movie is based upon a Peter Mayle novel by the same name. The movie chronicles the relocation of a failing London banker, Russell Crowe, to Provence, France, after inheriting a vineyard. The plot thickens when he encounter a beautiful Californian who has her own claim on the estate.
Archie had earlier won critical acclaim for her title role in Yasmin, the story of a Pakistani woman who finds herself ostracized and increasingly subjected to Islam-phobia in post 9/11 UK.