Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha speaks about her latest movie, Viceroy’s House, and why it is different from other Partition films. She relives the trauma her family went through at the time, says everything she does “has a personal connection”, and explains why “big Hindi movies” don’t do well in the West.
Gurinder Chadhas's Partition: 1947, which was released internationally as Viceroy's House, has been banned from releasing in Pakistan. It was reported that the main reason for banning it was the misrepresentation of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The movie released in India on August 18.
Gurinder Chadha talks about why Partition 1947 is an important film, the inspiration behind the plot of the film and the role Prince Charles played in the portrayal of Lord Mountbatten in her film. The movie stars Huma Qureshi, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal and Gillian Anderson in pivotal roles.
Gurinder Chadha, who revisits the trauma of Partition in her new film, talks about its impact on her family, and her bicultural identity. Chadha, who was born in Kenya and grew up in the UK, has often spoken about “living in the shadow of the Partition”.
British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is likely to team up with Priyanka Chopra for a movie. She said she will be going to American soon and will be meeting Priyanka about the idea she has. Gurinder is currently in India for the promotion of her film Partition: 1947.
Gurinder Chadha, a British filmmaker of Sikh origin, and Huma Qureshi on Thursday launched the poster of their film Viceroy's House, which will release under the title Partition: 1947 in India in August. The film will release in India on August 18, 2017.