Balancing act

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Aug 2017 09:28:34


Indo-British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha said showing the Partition story in her upcoming movie was a difficult task as she had to find right balance.

“It is an emotional issue for a lot of people. I had to be very careful. But I did my research thoroughly and consulted a lot of people, met many historians and people who have studied this subject (of Partition),” she told PTI.

The filmmaker said she has made a ‘personal film’ from her perspective and understanding of the Partition.
“In the end, I took everything on board and made a very personal film from my perspective and from what I believe happened in those six months leading upto the Partition in 1947,” she said.

The Bend It Like Beckham director said Partition: 1947 is based on British documents discussed in Narendra Singh Sarila’s book The Shadow of the Great Game, which was recommended to her by Prince Charles. “I met Narendra ji and spent 18 months with him, discussing the subject. We had several meetings and I asked him a lot of things.”