The Warrior Queen of Jhansi, based on a true story, opens next week on November 15th. Directed by Swati Bhise and starring Devika Bhise, the cast also includes Rupert Everett, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Lamb with Jodhi May and Derek Jacobi.
THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF JHANSI tells the true story of the legendary Rani (translation: Queen) of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless freedom fighter. In 1857 India, this 24-year old General led her people into battle against the British Empire earning the reputation as the Joan of Arc of the East. This real-life Wonder Woman’s insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.
We have an exclusive clip just for BollySpice!
Coming up we also have a special interview with Swati and Devika Bhise who shared with Stacey the tale they wanted to tell, the preparation Devika had to go through to become the Rani and in the end that this film is about the warrior inside every woman but more on that later!
We also have review of this great movie (hint) coming up next week so watch this space!