Popular TV actor talks about her second fim with the director who also gave her her big screen debut…
HINA KHAN is recognised as one of the biggest stars to have emerged from TV in India in recent times and has just signalled her transition to features – though she hasn’t ruled out anything.
She was in Cannes to launch the first look and poster of this film, ‘Country of the Blind‘ at the India Pavilion at the film festival (May 17-28). (See Twitter video below).
In this video interview, she talks about why she wanted to make this film and her experiences of shooting it in Dhoodpathri (in Kashmir).
This film is a long way from Cannes – and town is a small hill station nestled in forests and mountains – and there are few large town amenities.
Khan tells she adapted to the conditions and enjoyed the filming experience.
The film is adapted from HG Wells’ ‘The Country of the Blind’ which was first published in 1904 and is set in Spain.
Kazmi and his team set about recreating a similar situation to colonial India around the late 1800s when a mountaineer guiding some Brits on an expedition falls into the Valley and stumbles upon this community of sightless people.
They know nothing else but he can see and tries to convince them he is far better off…
It will be shown at its world premiere at a local film festival on June 3 in Birmingham, UK UK.Tickets/Info: here
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Hina Khan at poster launch India Pavilion May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival