The Black Prince a movie on Maharaj Kuldeep Singh's (the last prince of punjab) real life is coming from Hollywood soon. This project is co-produced by Jai Khanna, executive of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Ashwani Chopra who had earlier produce movies like Baghban, Bhootnath, Dev D, etc. It is being described as the tragic but fascinating story of this last king of Punjab.
The story of the movie and direction is done L.A. based film maker Kavi Raz. Starring Satinder Sartaj, who is one of the most acclaimed singer and poet of Punjab will be featured as Prince. This bilingual project is budgeted at about 5 million USD.
The movie in itself will be a brilliant tale of Prince. Maharaja Kuldeep Singh was placed at the throne after the assassination of his father Duleep Singh at the age of 5 years, just to be robbed for their bloody treason. Afterwards, when he was of 15 he was torn away from his mother and taken to England by Britishers. Queen of England started liking him so she used to call him “The Black Prince”. Then he was inculcated into Christianity and Baptized which changed his life for ever. After having an encounter with his mother he began his journey to regain all that was once lost and to embrace his birth’s faith, Sikhism. Movie will focus on all these things especially his relation with Queen, his struggle for regaining his Kingdom which takes him on the journey of self-discovery across the world for reclaiming his identity.
Cast include some brilliant performers like Shabana Azmi who will be seen on the screen as Maharani Jinda, Amanda Roots will be portraying Queen Victoria, Rup Magon Arur Singh, Keith Duffy, Sophie Stevens, Jason Flemyng, Ameet Chana, etc..
Movie was already showcased in few film festivals like Cinequest and Manchester film festival ‘2017.
Movie will release this year on 19th May 2017.