Acclaimed singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj makes his acting debut in the the role of Maharajah Duleep Singh in ‘The Black Prince’, which is to open the London Indian Film Festival 2017. Known as the last King of Punjab – Maharajah Duleep Singh – the film examines the life and legacy of the Maharajah in exile in the UK. Produced by Brillstein Entertainment (Academy Award winning film 12 Years A Slave), The Black Prince is a period drama written and directed by Hollywood filmmaker Kavi Raz. Filmed widely across the UK and India, its captures the tragic, yet fascinating true story and legacy of Maharajah Duleep Singh, providing a visual narrative of one of India’s most noble kings, and his fragile relationship with Queen Victoria, who was Godmother to his children.
Satinder Sartaaj marks his acting debut in the film, essaying the character of Maharajah Duleep Singh. He is joined by an esteemed cast of acting stalwarts including Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) as Dr. Login, the foster parent for the Maharajah, English stage, screen actress Amanda Root (The Iron Lady), who portrays the bold role of Queen Victoria; and veteran actress Shabana Azmi (City of Joy) as Rani Jindan, the exiled King’s mother. The film also features Keith Duffy, David Essex OBE, Canadian actor Rup Magon in supporting roles.
The Black Prince is to open the London Indian Film Festival on 22nd June 2017 and will then be released in late July.