The Gangs of Wasseypur fame actress Huma Qureshi will soon be making her debut in world cinema with Gurinder Chaddha’s Viceroy’s House. Also starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, and Manish Dayal, Huma will be seen in a never-before-seen avatar in this British-Indian historical drama. Huma had to through an intensive training in her dialect for this film. She had to ditch her Mumbaiya accent and get into the prim and proper British one. Th film had already been released in the United Kingdom in March this year and received much praise. It is set to hit the theatres in India on August 18th with a new name, Partition 1947.
Source – India Today
Viceroy’s House is the story set in India during the partition era. It’s about the inside life of the last viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten’s house. The film starts with the process of transition of British India to independence and Lord Mountbatten who has to oversee this whole transition meets with conflict inside his house. Huma plays the role of an Indian Muslim girl, Alia in the film, falling for a Hindu boy, Jeet played by Manish Dayal who is the manservant of the viceroy. The film tells the tale of their love which get ripped apart as borderlines are redrawn. The story revolves around the partition of India and the human impact due to it.
Huma, who was last seen with Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2 earlier this year is pretty excited about her international debut. The film has not only earned her world-wide applause but will also help her boost her career in B-town. The Viceroy’s House has been selected as an official entry at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, and will have its worldwide premiere at the festival.
Back at home, Huma has her kitty full with some interesting films in the coming years. But currently the actress is all geared up for the release of Viceroy’s House in India. Knowing her and her immense talent, we know she will impress us with her performance in the film.