Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi said her best scenes in the upcoming movie "Partition: 1947" are with the legendary late actor Om Puri.
Huma said Om Puri was "a great human being apart from being a fine actor" and she is thankful to director Gurinder Chadha for making a film on such a sensitive subject.
During the trailer launch of "Partition: 1947", Huma was asked about her experience with the late actor, to which she said: "I think my best scenes in the film are with Om Puri.
He played my father in the film and I would like to thank Gurinder for giving me such a lovely on - screen father.
From the first meeting, he was such a wonderful person to be with. "
"Last year around this time, he met my parents and we were so happy to have him.
It is a great loss (that he passed away), " she said.
According to Gurinder, Om Puri was very happy to be a part of the film as he is a Punjabi and there was a Punjabi connection as well.
"He was very happy to know that I have taken such a subject for the film.
In the film, though he played an old blind man, whenever the music starts we would get up and dance as he was full of life, " Gurinder said.
Though the film's story revolves around the India - Pakistan partition, according to Huma, the core story is very emotional and humane.
"What I loved about the film is, it is a human story. . .
it is heartbreaking for anyone to leave their own country for political reason. "
Adding to that, Gurinder said: "We screened the film in Australia and people loved it there because it is an emotional story. "
"Partition: 1947", featuring Huma Qureshi, Om Puri, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon among others, is scheduled to release on August 18.