With ‘Viceroy’s House’ Huma will get a great launch in global cinema: Gurinder Chadha

Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is all praise for Huma Qureshi, and feels that their upcoming film ‘Viceroy’s House’ will provide the actress a global platform.

The British-Indian historical drama’s trailer, released online recently, has got a good response.

“Huma is a great actress. And with ‘Viceroy’s House’ she will get a great launch in global cinema,” Chadha said in a statement in Mumbai.

In the film, starring Hugh Bonneville and Huma Qureshi, the actress essays the role of an interpreter to India’s last British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten and his wife.

“For the role, she (Huma) had to ditch her ‘Mumbaiya’ accent and get into the prim and proper British one,” Chadha said.

The film also stars Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Tanveer Ghani, Denzil Smith, Neeraj Kabi and others. It is slated to release in March 2017.