Huma Qureshi says she didn't feel pressurised on being cast opposite an A-list actor
In its past seasons, the show has been graced by a string of A-list actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gurinder Chadha, Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt and more at their candid best
In its past seasons, the show featured by celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gurinder Chadha, Farah Khan, Anil Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
"He is very intelligent. Hugh is very aware and abreast with world views, current trends. He would come across as someone who is deeply interested in India and Indian politics"
The film stars English actor Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mounbatten - the last Viceroy of British India, Gillian Anderson, veteran Indian actor Om Puri and Gangs of Wasseypur actress Huma Qureshi. The film is based on events which took place during the partition of India
"I have met the actors, but I haven't started working with them. I am only doing scenes with Gillian as of now. Gurinder has been blown away with what they are bringing on screen. I'm really excited to work with them. I haven't done a project with an Indian cast before, so I am really excited," said Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville
Gurinder Chadha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Kunal Deshmukh and Ken Ghosh predict the winners in the four big categories - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor
Gurinder Chadha thanked Mr Modi for taking time out for the meeting and apologised for her weak Hindi
The show will aim to assimilate British Asians into the mainstream of British society
Gurinder Chadha remembers Zohra Sehgal as an artist who "loved shocking you with her unorthodox approach to her life and art".