The premiere was attended by the likes of Gurinder Chadha, Ashutosh Gowariker and cricketer Harbhajan Singh among others and they were all praise for the period drama. Sartaaj is playing the role of Maharaja Duleep Singh and Shabana Azmi is essaying the role of his mother, Maharani Jindan Kaur. Praising Sartaaj’s performance, Gurinder Chadha said, “It was a performance from a real poet. It is a moving movie of a man and his spiritual journey.”
Chaddha revealed that she wanted to make a movie on this subject ten years ago but somehow things didn’t materialize. Praising the film, she said that it will take the viewers through the heart-rending ups and downs of Maharaja Duleep Singh’s life. She further added that it is ‘painful, uplifting and soulful’, all at the same time.
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