Freida Pinto to play British spy Noor Inayat Khan in limited series


Actor Freida Pinto is ready to star in Spy Princess, a limited series about World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan. An adaptation of creator Shrabani Basu’s Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan, the screenplay of the series has been written by Olivia Hetreed, of Girl with a Pearl Earring fame. Shrabani will function a advisor on the undertaking.

Calling Noor the “most unlikely heroine of World War 2,” Frieda Pinto mentioned that she was thrilled to discover her complicated sense of responsibility.

“Sending women to the front line is controversial even now. Then it was unthinkable. Sending a Sufi mystic, who won’t use a gun, daughter of a long-haired Indian Guru who preaches love and peace – ridiculous! But Noor thrives, not in spite of her differences, but because of them. Her struggle to reconcile her values with the desire to find her own path and with her complex sense of duty is something I am so excited to explore and to recreate,” Freida instructed Deadline.

In an Instagram submit, the actor elaborated on her determination to signal the series. Freida mentioned that she discovered consolation in selecting to play a lady who confirmed a quiet energy and intelligence in the face of a disaster.

“At a time in this world the place we’re all taking a look at management and braveness to information and lead us all again to some semblance of sanity and order, I take nice consolation in the quiet energy, grace, intelligence and grit that Noor Inayat Khan possessed in the face of chaos throughout WW2.

“A real underdog who was written off as ‘not overburdened with brains’, who ended up being the SOE’s first female wireless operator sent into occupied France who helped set up the Secret Armies that would rise up on D-Day, astonishing all those doubted what she was capable of,” Freida wrote.

Recently, Noor Inayat Khan was introduced to display by actor Radhika Apte in Prime Video’s A Call to Spy.


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