Tuesday, 24 September 2019

People have strong reactions about 1947 Partition: Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi

MUMBAI: Huma Qureshi said it was natural that her film Partition: 1947 would receive an intense response as the historical event tugged at the heartstrings of millions of people. The 30-year-old actor said the Gurinder Chadha-directed film was made with the intention to “unite people”.

“People will have strong reactions. Partition is a sensitive subject. But it is their choice, what they want to say. The film is intended to unite people and not create division in the society. ‘Partition’ talks about peace and humanity,” said Huma.

Huma-Qureshi

She added when an actor works with an experienced director such as Chadha he or she grows a lot professionally. “Working with directors like Gurinder Chadha was a learning experience for me. I grew as an actress and I feel I gained a lot, whenever I have worked with any great director in the past,” she said.

Hindi-dubbed Partition: 1947, originally a British- Indian historical drama Viceroy’s House, has been penned by Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini and Chadha. Also starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Michael Gambon, the film released outside India earlier this year.

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