From Toronto Star:
Partition is Kreuk's first feature film, an experience she calls more enriching personally than professionally.
"It opened up a lot of avenues in my mind," says Kreuk, 25, who prepared for the role by hanging out in Vancouver's Muslim community, going to mosque and eating biryani.
"In the West, we have a certain misconception about Muslim women who wear the hijab as victims. But these women don't feel they're repressed. In fact, they're so strong."
Kreuk confesses she was unaware of the history of the partition before she was tapped for the movie.
"Even though it's such a huge event, especially for that part of the world, we didn't study it in school. It made me think: If I don't know this huge part of the world's history, how much more don't I know? Knowing people's history helps to understand them."
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