Irrfan Khan to play Jawaharlal Nehru in Cate Blanchett starrer Indian Summer!

Posted: October 6, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, cast news, cinema, gossipmongers, Hollywood, News, Thoughts
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Irrfan KhanIf rumour mills are to be believed, the news is true! And as they say, the only Khan they know in Hollywood is Irrfan Khan!

Irrfan Khan has been signed on to star opposite Cate Blanchett in the film Indian Summer. The film is an adaptation of the book Indian Summer : The Secret Historty Of The End by London based writer and historian Alex Von Tunzelmann.

The film is about the romance between Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and wife of Lord Mountbatten, Edwina Mountbatten. Hugh Grant will star as Lord Mountabatten, Cate Blanchett as Edwina Mountbatten and Irfan Khan as Jawaharlal Nehru. It will be directed by Joe Wright (The Soloist, Atonement).

The buzz is that the  script of the film is currently with I & B Minstry for clearance, and the Ministry want the romance/sex scenes to be toned down. On CNBC TV18’s Karan Thapar show last night, Nayantara Sehgal, author & Nehru’s niece said that anybody who claims that they had a sexual relationship would be conjecturing. What they had was a long and lasting relationship of love and friendship. It was a rare relationship based on meeting of minds. They had respect and admiration for each other.

Cant find the video link to the interview but you can read more about it here.

Comments
  1. Pavan says:

    Heard that film is already shelved? you have the latest dope?

  2. […] a few days back we wrote about the film here , when the news came out that Irrfan Khan is going to play Jawaharlal Nehru in the Cate Blanchett […]

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