Gurinder Chadha’s next to take on a different aspect of British Raj

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Gurinder Chadha
Gurinder Chadha

There have been many films that have come out of both the eastern and western film industry that tell stories of the British Raj. News has it that��filmmaker Gurinder Chadha will share��her story on the topic as well.

The film titled ‘Viceroy’s House’ is planned to release next year in celebration on India’s 70th year of partition. Talking to the media,��The Guardian��reported Chadha stating, “I’m so pleased with it. It’s proper epic. It’ll be the first British Raj film made by a British Indian.”

“It looks and feels like a British Raj movie but people suddenly start saying things and you think ‘hold on – I’ve not had that perspective before’. It slightly subverts the genre,” she went on to add.

Chadha’s film looks at the British Raj during the time of the Mountbattens were handling the independence, as well as telling a love story of a Hindu and Muslim.

The film is also a personal project for journey for Chadha, as she went on to add, “It’s also based on my family who were all refugees in 1947.��I’m Punjabi and my ancestral home is now Pakistan – so it’s a very personal story about my grandma and my uncles and aunts who were all refugees at that time.”

‘Viceroy’s House’ will star��Simon Callow, Manish Dayal, Sir Michael Gambon, Om Puri, Huma Qureshi and Lily Travers, and is supported by��BBC Films, Pathe and the BFI.

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