Huma Qureshi, who will be seen next in her international film Viceroy’s House, met British era interpreter Jaya Thadani in London on whom her character is loosely based, to grasp the nuances. In the Gurinder Chadha-helmed movie, Huma will essay the character of the interpreter to India’s last British Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten and his wife.
Huma flew to London to meet Thadani who was an interpreter during the British rule. Their meeting was organised by the director so that the “Gangs of Wasseypur” actress could relate to her character, according to a press release issued here.
“It was a wonderful experience meeting Jaya Thadani. She had such great stories to tell and such interesting anecdotes to share about Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru,” Huma said in a statement here.