Bollywood Actress Huma Qureshi Promotes Partition: 1947 in Kolkata



Partition: 1947 is an upcoming Hindi film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film stars Huma Qureshi, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and Michael Gambon. Huma Qureshi was in the city to promote the upcoming Bollywood film ‘Partition: 1947’.


Gurinder Chadha’s directorial ‘Partition : 1947’ shows how the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, had to oversee the transition of British India to independence but meets with conflict as the sides clash in the face of monumental change. It is a story that is deeply personal to Gurinder, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the British Raj came to an end. The film narrates story of the trauma that people went through due to the division, and how it changed their life.


This movie marks the international debut of Huma Qureshi. She mentioned that she has put her heart and soul in the ‘moving’ tale of the India-Pakistan partition. Huma essays the role of Aalia, a Muslim woman, falling for a Hindu boy, Jeet (Manish) who works at the Viceroy’s House but they are ripped apart as borderlines are redrawn.

The movie is all set to release in India on 18th August, 2017.

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