Chadha’s great launch­pad for Huma Qureshi

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Indo-Bri­tish film­maker Gurinder Chadha (above) says her up­com­ing his­tor­i­cal-drama Viceroy’s House will be a great launch­pad for Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Huma Qureshi (left) in the in­ter­na­tional film world. The movie also stars English ac­tor Hugh Bon­neville as Lord Mount­bat­ten — the last Viceroy of Bri­tish In­dia — Gil­lian An­der­son and Om Puri, among oth­ers.

“Huma is a great ac­tress. And with Viceroy’s House, she will get a great launch in global cin­ema. For the role, she had to ditch her Mum­baiya ac­cent and get into the prim and proper Bri­tish one,” Gurinder said at a re­cent event.

Shot in In­dia, the film will chron­i­cle the in­side life of the Viceroy’s House dur­ing the par­ti­tion in 1947. “The film is set in 1947 and will be about In­dia’s in­de­pen­dence from a Bri­tish per­spec­tive. It’s in the edit­ing stage in Lon­don right now,” the 55-yearold film­maker said.

Chadha’s film, which will hit the the­atres in 2016, comes six years af­ter her last ven­ture, the com­edy film It’s a Won­der­ful Afterlife (2010).

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