Indian Summer halted over Nehru-Edwina affair
According to reports, India government officials have asked to scrutinise the script of Hollywood movie Indian Summer to review how the Nehru-Edwina affair will be played out.india Updated: Sep 21, 2009 18:18 IST
According to reports, India government officials have asked to scrutinise the script to review how the Nehru-Edwina affair will be played out.
Based on Alex von Tunzelmann's book Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire, the film will reportedly follow the important events during India's Independence, said a press statement.
Filming starts early next year. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will reportedly play Edwina in this upcoming movie, which will portray the last days of British rule in India and Hugh Grant is also expected to star in the movie.
To be released in 2011, this Universal Pictures drama will be reportedly directed by Joe Wright and written by Oscar nominated William Nicholson, and will show last British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten handing over power during the summer of 1947 to Nehru.
Mountbatten's daughter Pamela also wrote about Nehru's relationship with her mother in her memoir India Remembered.
Richard Hough's biography Mountbatten: Hero of Our Times also talks about this affair.