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Viceroy’s House: Huma Qureshi to organise special screening of Gurinder Chadha film

Actor Huma Qureshi is all set to make her Hollywood debut with Viceroy’s House being directed by Gurinder Chadha.

bollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2017 07:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Huma Qureshi,Jaya Thadani,Gurinder Chadha
Actor Huma Qureshi got to work with late veteran actor Om Puri in Viceroy’s House. (Rohan Shreshtha)

Actor Huma Qureshi is a powerhouse of talent and for her Hollywood debut, Viceroy’s House, she 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 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 whole meeting so that Huma could understand the character she was playing in a much better way.

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 on big screen. So Huma will soon be organising a special screening of Viceroy’s House for her in London.

A source confirms, “Huma met Jaya (Thadani) 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 and the film on a whole.”

Also, Viceroy’s House is an official selection at 67th Berlin International Film Festival, and will have its worldwide premiere at the festival. Huma will join Gurinder and rest of the cast of the film in Berlin, immediately after wrapping up promotions of the promotions of her latest release Jolly LLB 2.

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First Published: Feb 11, 2017 19:10 IST