Qureshi to or­gan­ise spe­cial screen­ing for Jaya Thadani

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Ac­tor Huma Qureshi (right) who is mak­ing her Hol­ly­wood de­but with Viceroy’s House, took on the mas­sive chal­lenge of not only get­ting un­der the skin of her char­ac­ter but also closely study­ing the lady, on whom her char­ac­ter is loosely based.

Be­fore shoot­ing the film, Huma flew to Lon­don to meet the Bri­tish era in­ter­preter Jaya Thadani, as Huma will es­say the char­ac­ter of the in­ter­preter to In­dia’s last Bri­tish Viceroy, Lord Mount­bat­ten and his wife.

Film­maker Gurinder Chadha or­gan­ised the meet­ing so that Huma could un­der­stand the char­ac­ter. Ever since this meet­ing, Huma and Jaya stayed in touch and it was only ob­vi­ous that the ac­tor wanted Jaya to be one of the first to watch the film. So Huma will soon be or­gan­is­ing a spe­cial screen­ing of Viceroy’s House for her. A source con­firms, “Huma met Jaya in Lon­don to learn how she speaks and hear her sto­ries and ab­sorb how she lived her life dur­ing that time. Af­ter spend­ing a day to­gether, the two grew close. Huma is set to host a spe­cial screen­ing of the film in Lon­don, as she is re­ally ex­cited to have Jaya’s feed­back on her per­for­mance.” Viceroy’s House is an of­fi­cial se­lec­tion at 67th Berlin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

Huma met Jaya in Lon­don to learn how she speaks and hear sto­ries to ab­sorb how she lived her life dur­ing that time A SOURCE

PHOTO: RO­HAN SHRESHTHA

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