After Tabu’s power packed performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider (adaptation of Hamlet), it is now the turn of the British actress Wendy Glenn to play the role of Hamlet’s mother Gertrude in Onir’s Veda, which happens to be his adaptation of the Shakespearean classic. Readers may know Wendy Glenn for her roles in American TV shows like CSI: Miami and You’re Next.
Talking about roping in Wendy for the film, National award filmmaker Onir added, “Wendy is a phenomenal actor and we are so happy to have her as part of the film. She immerses herself in the character, which is such a wonderful quality. She is as stunning a person as she is as an actor.”
Simultaneously expressing her pleasure of working on an Indian film Glenn says, “It is such a pleasure to be working with Onir, my co-actors, Bhavna and the team and on such an amazing script. It has been a great experience so far, I cannot wait for the next schedule in India and to experience the magic that is India for the first time.”
Shot in the city of Manchester, UK, Veda is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Veda also marks one of the first Bollywood films to shoot extensively at Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon.