On the anniversary of her father's death, an Indian princess (Madhur Jaffrey) celebrates his memory in her London apartment by having tea and showing a selection of home movies to her guest, her father's old tutor Cyril Sahib (James Mason).
December 1975 (UK)
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Autobiografia di una principessa
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According to the Merchant Ivory Productions official website, "as [director James] Ivory explains, [producer Ismail] Merchant was in India in 1973 putting together material for a possible documentary that would include archival footage as well as interviews with descendants of the Maharajas. When he accepted an invitation from the former Maharaja of Jodhpur, Ivory and [writer Ruth Prawer] Jhabvala went along. While observing the crew shooting scenes in one of the rooms of the palace, Ivory began to reflect on 'what Bai-ji, the Jodhpur princess, had told us in her interview about her life here, about going to school in Switzerland and coming back to Jodhpur, and how everybody had tried to force her into purdah. Suddenly I thought of the actress Madhur Jaffrey
: what a princess she would make!'." See more
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