Gurinder Chadha, British film director of Indian origin, is making a film titled The Life Of Lord Mountbatten and she has approached Saif Ali Khan to the play the role of Jawaharlal Nehru.
According to sources, Colin Firth will play the role of India’s last Viceroy while Hollywood actor Keira Knightley plays his wife. Naseeruddin Shah is likely to play Jinnah. The film, to be shot in London and Delhi, will go on floors soon.
Gurinder Chadha is honoured with OBE. Most of her films explore the lives of Indians living in the United Kingdom. She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004) and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging(2008). Her most recent project is the comedy film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife released on 21 April 2010.