Gurinder Chadha recently stated that she wants to work with international actors. The director wants to spread her reach by appointing an international crew to work in her films. Talking about how much she values casting in her projects, she said:
“Well, as a director I think international star cast. I made a film in England, France, America so, I think about actors all over the world while casting for my film. So, casting of this film (‘Partition: 1947’) was really about finding the right actor who can portray the character rightly.”
Following these statements, the director also added:
“I saw Denzil performing Jinnah before, on other hand, Neeraj Kabi is a wonderful actor whom I have seen playing Gandhi. I wanted a British actor to play Nehru, so I cast Tanveer (Chani) who acted in one of my earlier films, ‘Bhaji on the Beach’.”
“One of the reasons I cast Tanveer was the physical resemblance he has with Nehru. I think in India, people would relate to these characters more if there is a physical resemblance. So, all the actors I chose keeping that in mind.”
As of now, Gurinder Chadha awaits the release of her upcoming movie ‘Partition: 1947’. The film features Huma Qureshi, Huge Bonneville, late Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Denzil Smith, and Gillian Anderson in the lead roles.