Huma Qureshi had to audition for ‘Partition: 1947’
The ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ actress Huma Qureshi is making her Hollywood debut with ‘Partition: 1947’. The film directed by Gurinder Chadha has been renamed to ‘Partition: 1947’ from ‘Viceroy’s House’ for the Indian audience. It is a lovestory of a Muslim girl named Aalia and a Hindu boy named Jeet, set in the backdrop of India-Pakistan partition. How their love suffers due to the line being drawn between two countries is what the film is all about.
Being her first international project, Huma sure is quite excited for the film and is making her best efforts to create a buzz. She had recently flown down to Delhi to meet the press there and that’s when she revealed that she had to audition for this project. She stated, “I didn’t go looking for an international project or a Hollywood film. Gurinder Chadha was making a film about the Partition. She wanted an Indian actor. Her casting director sent me the script and asked me to read it and also send an audition tape.”
In fact not just this, Huma revealed that till ‘Dedh Ishiya’, she had to audition for the roles she acquired. “A lot of actors have issues taping themselves as they feel their work should speak for itself. But till ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, I can proudly say that I was screen tested for all the movies. Nothing has been given to me on platter,” she quipped. (Also Read:Here’s how Huma Qureshi prepared for her role in ‘Partition: 1947’)
The director of this film Gurinder Chadha too is all praise for the actress. She stated, “Huma had send her audition tape and it was was very good. She caught the nuances of the character. Also her face is perfect for a period film like this.”
‘Partition: 1947’ makes it to the theatres on August 18, 2017.
These pictures of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Taimur will make you miss your family vacay
Nawab Saif Ali Khan and his begum Kareena Kapoor Khan with their cutie-pie Taimur were in London recently until Bebo had to fly back to honour her work commitments. The actress was back in India as she had to perform at the grand finale ofFemina Miss India 2018. We came across some pictures of this Khan family from their London sojourn and one particular photograph has caught everyone’s attention.
In the said picture Saif Ali Khan is seen holding Baby Taimur in his arms while wifey Kareena is leaning on his shoulders by a riverside. This picture is so cute that it will literally make you go Aww..and we guess that the Khan family might frame this picture and save it forever. (Also Read: Kareena, Jacqueline and Madhuri give an electrifying performance at Miss India 2018)
You can check out that lovely picture from their London vacation below:
Though the couple flew off to London to spend some quality time with Taimur away from the media glare, even there the couple is being hounded by paparazzi and unruly fans who went crazy after spotting them with Taimur.
We came across few pictures where the family is being followed everywhere even though they are not interested in being clicked. Apparently, Saif even asked the fans to kindly spare his family and let them enjoy their vacation.
Ever since his birth Taimur has become an internet sensation. Though neither of his parents are on any social media platforms, Taimur has several dedicated fan pages that follow all his moves religiously, so much so that even in London fans are dying to capture Taimur in their phones.
How we wish people were sensitive enough to let the celebs be on their family vacation at least.
EXCLUSIVE: Not Kriti Sanon, Shraddha Kapoor will romance Kartik Aaryan in Dinesh Vijan's next
EXCLUSIVE: Dinesh Vijan is putting together another big project. After the commercial failure of ‘Raabta’, many actors are wary of teaming up with Vijan now. But the filmmaker is producing a film, which will be directed by Laxman Utekar.
Cashing in on the blockbuster run of ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’, Dinesh has got Kartik Aaryan on board. The rom-com will have Kartik playing the male lead. Speculations were rife that Kriti Sanon was all set to romance Kartik in the film, but we hear from someone close to the actress that she has not even been offered the film.
Instead, Dinesh has roped in another Gen-Y Heroine to star in his production venture. According to our exclusive sources, it will be Shraddha Kapoor who will be seen as Kartik’s love interest in the film. Dinesh and Shraddha have teamed up for ‘Stree’ which releases this year but in the horror comedy, the actress doesn’t have a full fledged role.
In the Laxman Utekar directorial, Shraddha’s role is as important as Kartik’s and this will be another fresh pairing for the folks. (Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ to not lock horns with ‘Stree’ at the box office?)
Also, it was during the release Kartik’s ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2,’ that he had expressed his desire to work with Shraddha in the future. So this is a dream come true for the actor.
Casting coup, anyone?