Gurinder Chadha’s PARTITION: 1947 Hindi trailer is out and it has intrigued everyone.
Huma Qureshi, who was last seen in JOLLY LLB 2, is playing a pivotal role in PARTITION:1947.
Apart from Huma, this film is also one of the last films of veteran actor Om Puri and Huma feels blessed to have shared the screen space with him.
Speaking about the same, Huma said, “Om Puri was a great human being apart from being a fine actor. I am thankful to director Gurinder Chadha for making a film on such a sensitive subject. I think my best scenes in the film are with Om Puri. He played my father in the film and I would like to thank Gurinder for giving me such a lovely on-screen father. From the first meeting, he was such a wonderful person to be with.”
She further added, “Last year around this time, he met my parents and we were so happy to have him. It is a great loss (that he passed away),” she said.
Director Gurinder added, “Om Puri was very happy to be a part of the film as he is a Punjabi and there was a Punjabi connection to his role as well. He was very happy to know that I have taken such a subject for the film. In the film, though he played an old blind man, whenever the music starts he would get up and dance as he was always full of life.”
Though the film’s story revolves around the India-Pakistan partition, according to Huma, the core story of the film is very emotional and humane.
“What I loved about the film is, it is a human story… it is heartbreaking for anyone to leave their own country for political reason.” shared Huma.