Huma Qureshi has spoken about her experience on working on Gurinder Chadha’s next ‘Viceroy’s House’. The actress plays the role of an interpreter to India’s last British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten and his wife. The film is a story based on Partition and features a gamut of actors from both the West and Bollywood.
Speaking to Times of India, Qureshi said, “It was a colourful, flavourful khichdi of actors from different countries. We’d complain of the heat during the day and go for dinners after pack-up. I’d bring them chips, cheese and olives like Santa and cheer them up.”
Qureshi spent three months prepping for her role and even met with an interpreter from the time who shared many anecdotes from the period. Her family also shared stories with her of their experiences as she continued “My grandfather has a house in Delhi. I was told that during the Partition many people, who didn’t have a place to stay, lived there for months”. However, Qureshi said the film also has a positive message saying “The film also talks about giving love a chance at a time when religion and hatred divided people”.
‘Viceroy’s House’ is scheduled for release in March 2017.