Nehru-Edwina film ” Indian Summer” put on hold
The Hollywood film ” Indian Summer”, about the romance between Edwina Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru, has been cancelled with the director Joe Wright blaming the tussle between the Indian government and the Universal Pictures studio as the reason.
Director Joe Wright said that the Indian government wanted to make less of the love story while the studio wanted to make more of the love story.
Starring Hugh Grant and Kate Blanchett as Lord and Edwina Mountbatten, the film was troubled from the start after the Indian government voiced concerns over the plot, which focused on Edwina’s romance with the country’s first Prime Minister.
Indian government officials demanded copy approval of the script and eventually gave the film the green light, but the project continued to be plagued by money problems.