After films like Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice, Gurinder Chadha is now all set to make yet another English film based on Indian characters. Titled The Viceroy House, the film talks about Lord Mountbatten’s last few days of stay in India before the country got its independence.
Earlier we had reported about how Gurinder Chadha has come to India in search of new talent for her next and now it has been revealed that the film will star Huma Qureshi in the lead. Moreover, it is being said that the film which is set in the 1940s, will also have a love story. Gurinder Chadha had previously mentioned that she has bought the rights of two books, namely, Narinder Singh Sarla’s ‘The Shadow Of The Great Game’ and Larry Colins & Dominiue Lapierre’s ‘Freedom At Midnight’ for scripting the film. About the casting, rumour had it that Colin Firth (for Lord Mountbatten), Naseeruddin Shah (for Jinnah) and Saif Ali Khan (for Jawaharlal Nehru) were roped in to play prominent roles in the film, but Gurindher Chadha has been maintaining silence over the casting details.
The Viceroy House will be shot in an extensive outdoor shoot schedule in India in locations like Jodhpur and other parts of Rajasthan.