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.
“Huma is a great actress. And with ‘Viceroy’s House’, she will get a great launch in global cinema. For the role, she had to ditch her Mumbaiya accent and get into the prim and proper British one,” Gurinder said.
In the film, Huma who essays the role of Aalia, a Muslim interpreter to the last Viceroy of India played by Hugh Bonaville and his wife played by Gillian Anderson.
Before shooting the film, the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ actress had flew to London to meet Jaya Thadani, who was actually an interpreter during the British rule. Gurinder had organized this meeting so that Huma could relate to her character.
According to sources, Huma, 30, will soon be organizing a screening in London as she is really excited to have Jaya’s feedback on her performance in the film.
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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