Actor Prateik Babbar is all set to star in Aditi Rao Hydari and Paige Sandhu starrer Indo-UK co-production Lioness. The actor will essay the position of a Sikh character for the primary time.
Prateik visited the Golden Temple as we speak to hunt blessings as he’ll play a British-Sikh character on display screen for the primary time. Apparently, he was noticed sporting lengthy hair and a beard within the video whereas taking the holy dip.
He took to Instagram and shared an image of himself together with a caption, “waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.”
Excited in regards to the movie, Prateik mentioned in an announcement, “It’s an honour for me to be a part of a movie that celebrates the legacy of the granddaughter of our Sher-e-Punjab — Maharajah Ranjit Singh. I will probably be taking part in the position of Rajdeep Singh, a British Sikh dwelling within the Nineties in Southhall. The character has given me an opportunity to grasp and get nearer to my Punjabi heritage. It’s a big duty.”
Lioness, the official Indo-UK co-production being made below the bilateral treaty signed by the 2 international locations in 2008, was introduced on the India Pavilion (managed by FICCI below the aegis of the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting) throughout Cannes Movie Competition.
Written and to be directed by award-winning filmmaker Kajri Babbar, starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Paige Sandhu in main roles, the movie produced by Vivek Rangachari, Vaishalli Paatil, Faraz Ahsan, Clare Cahill, and Ajit Pal Singh has been licensed by the Nationwide Movie Growth Company (NFDC) and the British Movie Institute (BFI).
The movie impressed by the analysis of Peter Bance, the historian who found the story of Princess Sophia Duleep, is the story of two British Punjabi ladies dwelling within the UK, a century aside. Peter can also be one of many government producers of the movie.
Princess Sophia Duleep Singh born in 1876 was the Princess of Punjab, the granddaughter of the nice Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and the Goddaughter of Queen Victoria. Sophia was one of many key leaders of the suffragette motion within the UK. She remained a tireless advocate for the rights of ladies and youngsters until her final day.
Whereas Sophia’s story is rooted in historical past, the second story is a fictional story of Mehak Kaur, an informed, married immigrant lady dwelling in Nineties Southall. Mehak uncovers an interesting story of ladies’s emancipation and empathy in up to date instances. The 2 tales play out in numerous eras, highlighting grit, willpower, and compassion.
Princess Sophia will probably be performed by Indian-origin British actress Paige Sandhu, who has received many accolades for her efficiency within the ITV cleaning soap, Emmerdale.
The movie is at the moment in pre-production and is slated to begin capturing by the top of this yr in London.
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