Hollywood film 'The Black Prince', starring Indian actress Shabana Azmi and singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj, was on 3 May 2017 awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival.
'The Black Prince' is a historic biopic on the emotional life story of the last king of Punjab - Maharajah Duleep Singh and his fragile relationship with Queen Victoria, who was Godmother to his children. Maharajah Duleep Singh was also named as the Black Prince of Perthshire.
Satinder Sartaaj, who marks his acting debut with the film, essays the role of Maharajah Duleep Singh while Shabana Azmi portrays Rani Jindan, the exiled King's mother.
The film also features Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root, Keith Duffy, David Essex OBE, Canadian actor Rup Magon and Sophie Stevens. 'The Black Prince' is filmed widely across the Britain and India.
The WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival is the world’s largest independent film festival.
About WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival
• Founded over 50 years ago as Cinema Arts in August 1961, WorldFest evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April 1968.
• It was founded by award-winning producer and director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers.
• The mission of WorldFest is to recognize and honour outstanding creative excellence in film & video, to promote cultural tourism for Houston and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston.
• Till date, the fest has received more than 4500 category entries from 37 countries since 2006.
When: 3 May 2017