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Kristin Kreuk in Partition

Kristin Kreuk in Partition

Partition Synopsis :: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh (Jimi Mistry) resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, traumatized by the events that separated her from her family. Slowly, resisting all the taboos, Gian finds himself falling in love with the vulnerable Naseem (Kristin Kreuk) and she shyly responds. In a moving and epic story, woven into a rich and exotic tapestry, they battle the forces that haunt their innocent love, fighting the odds to survive in a world surrounded by hate.

23-year-old actress Kristin Kreuk, who plays Lana Lang on Smallville, is set to play a 17-year-old Muslim girl named Naseem Khan in Partition, a film about the division between Pakistan and India.  Neve Campbell, 32, also stars in this film and will play the passionate but lonely Margaret Stilwell, a woman who helps Gian Singh.  More pictures in the gallery! ¶ I haven’t been too impressed with Kristin‘s acting in Smallville but I’m cautiously optimistic about her role in Partition (Release Date :: Tentative Spring 2006). Watch the trailer below and share your thoughts.  Do you think Kristin Kruek has the looks and the acting chops to pull off a Muslim Pakistani girl?  Do you believe Kristin and Neve‘s accents?

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83 Responses to “Kristin Kreuk in Partition”

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    Slim Says:

    I think she is an under-rated beauty. There are a couple of shots that exudes a little Pakistani flare. I haven’t seen the video… so can’t comment on their accents but I actually like Kristen Kreuk as an actress. Veryeasy on the eyes. I think it is hard to base her acting skills on the TV series. Acting caliber just isn’t the same. Now for my questions, would you happen to know what is Kristen’s real native background? And is this a independent film?

  2. 2
    Evangeline B.t Says:

    To #1, Slim: She’s French, Dutch, Chinese.

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    Ali Says:

    what a beautiful film. Beautifully shot and looked like wonderfully acted. I wish filmakers would make these kind of films more often. It is not just about racial and religious issues but I think more on the survival instinct of the human race and our capacity to love. That’s what set us apart from other creature anyway

  4. 4
    Damien Says:

    To #1 & #2: Actually she’s just Dutch & Chinese. Her dad’s Dutch and her mom’s Chinese. There’s no French in her blood. She’s from Vancouver though.I’m a big fan of Kristin’s, and I think she’s beautiful. But just to be realistic, I’m cautiously optimisitic, as well. I really wish people knew how to spell her name correctly. Krist-i-n.

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    Derek Hail Says:

    She is pretty attractive. I wasn’t really a fan of smallville, but she is definately very pretty and definately underratedMy Blog Celebrity Gossip

  6. 6
    Jen Says:

    It sounds like they use music from Black Hawk Down in the first half of the trailer. It looks like an interesting movie though.

  7. 7
    WTF? Says:

    At this day in age, I can’t believe people still use White actors to portray ethnic actors. they could not find a Pakistani for this role? if not Pakistani, what about the girl on ER who was in Bend It Like Bekham? At least she is Indian. Geez.

  8. 8
    Evangeline B.t Says:

    To #4: I stand corrected.To #7: AGREED. I think that girl from Bend it Like Beckham and E.R. should go for that role. I wonder how they ended up with Kristin.Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of Kristin. I’m just curious about the whole casting situation.

  9. 9
    ethnic beauty Says:

    Kristin is not entirely of white origin..she has half asian blood . She’s a ethnic beauty and is cast perfectly into this role . Her Parents are both are landscape architects. Father, Peter, is Dutch; Mother, Deanna Che, is Indonesian Chinese making her Eurasian like fellow actresses Jessica Anderson Devon Aoki, China Chow, Kelly Hu, Jaymee Ong, Maggie Q and actors Andrew Johnston, Brandon Lee, Keanu Reeves, Rob Schneider, Russell Wong and Michael Wong.

  10. 10
    divalol Says:

    why didn’t they get a pakistani girl? to answer your question.. It probably has to do with the sex scenes. No conservative muslim family or muslim family for that matter from that area will allow they’re daughter to go on screen to do that. That’s probably why Kristin was cast. yes she is asian but she isn’t Indian/ Pakistani.. South Asian and East Asian are two different things… but neve cambell on the other hand.. that’s a pathetic excuse.. as an indian myself we are totally misrepresented.

  11. 11
    Rai Says:

    How hard could it be to find someone that actually look pakistani? There are plenty of indian actresses or pakistani actresses that would have been able to do the role. It still amazes me that they can’t cast people of the right race into roles and just use people of other races and try to make you think ‘oh yeah this person is x race’

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    malz Says:

    Ok, as far as not being able to find a muslim/pakistani/indian girl to do the role because their families wouldn’t allow it, that’s not true, because trust me- there’s many "desi" (term used for indian/****/bangladeshi people) girls that are willing to ***** themselves out. A lot of Bollywood films are "bad" remember that girl from "Mississippi Masala" and "Kama Sutra"?? Anyhoo, from what I’ve seen, Kirsitin is beautiful and pulls off the look of a **** girl, but her accent is off. In the trailer I heard some desi accent, and then british and american too. Oh well. I just wish they’d made it a little more realistic by making the guy muslim and the girl hindu/sikh. Hopefully the movie won’t disappoint though!

  13. 13
    Mira Says:

    I think she looks gorgeous as a Pakistani, but she would probably fit into more of the role of an Afghan woman because if you’ve noticed, some of them have Asian features in Afghanistan. And Kristin would fit more into a Nepalese or Bengali role, because those people also have Asian features. Either way, I am south indian american, but my mother’s face looks exactly like Kristin’s – asian/almond shaped eyes, light skin, silky black straight hair and a very thin nose exactly like Kristin, even more ‘white’ looking that Kristin’s. Anyway, maybe they couldn’t find a Pakistani or Indian woman that would fit the role. Actually, Ashwarya Rai would have been very good probably. Maybe Kristin fought for the role. Some of these actresses do that. Or maybe the creator of the movie wanted to show a diverse face of a South Asian.

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    Steph Says:

    I think she’s absolutely gorgeous, and I do think she can pass as a Muslim girl, although why the producers didn’t go for an actual Muslim is hard to say.Still, she reminds me a lot of the Muslim girl with the green eyes that was on the cover of National Geographic. And she does look a lot like Ashwarya Rai in some of these photos.

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    Steph Says:

    Maybe they were looking for a recognizable name with good English skills.You see how Memoirs of a Geisha turned out, after all. Great actresses with relative name recognition, and yet stick them in roles where the language is foreign and the dialogue dies.

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    Elisha Says:

    To # 10: I think that Neve Campbell was probably cast as a British descent cuz if you watch the trailer again, the part where she asks for the Muslim girl, she does it with a British Accent. As for Kristin being casted, I think its a bit odd to get someone more of a south asian descent rather than someone who is actually pakistani or indian… however, she does a great job of playing the role…. as for the mention of muslim/hindi not doing sex scenes, i thinks that’s over the top cuz i remember watching that "Kamasutra" movies are done with muslim or maybe hindi actors/actresses… please correct me if i’m wrong… therefore, i dont think its an excuse to say pakistani/indian actresses didnt audition for this role

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    Ellie Says:

    She’s cute but she doesn’t look Pakastani. She looks Chinese. And she really doesn’t have the acting chops to pull this off. I’ve seen her in Smallville and Legends of Earth Sea and she’s very wooden and unremarkable. And she seems to play the same characters over and over again; beautiful, tragic, defenseless, orphan who’s saved by a man. Her pretty face is the only thing she seems to have going for her.

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    Ellie Says:

    She’s cute but she doesn’t look Pakastani. She looks Chinese. And she really doesn’t have the acting chops to pull this off. I’ve seen her in Smallville and Legends of Earth Sea and she’s very wooden and unremarkable. And she seems to play the same characters over and over again; beautiful, tragic, defenseless, orphan who’s saved by a man. Her pretty face is the only thing she seems to have going for her.

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    design_officer Says:

    she is beyond hot. i think she is the reason i stick with smallville, that and for the day lex turns pure evil. she kind of looks like princess jasmine in the one picture.

  21. 21
    tom Says:

    She looks something like Aishwarya Rai in some of this. Google Ms. Rai and be blown away.

  22. 22
    mira Says:

    I have a **** background and i was there last summer.Believe there are plenty of girls who’d be more than happy to throw off their clothes.If u see any **** film and video you’ll understand what im talkin about…sex is just everywhere now.I dont know why they chose her when they could have picked a **** girl but it looks like a nice film :) cant wait to see it

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    Nina Says:

    oh my GOD Neve Campbell’s accent makes me want to beat someone! A lot of people talked about Kreuk as a pakistani, well what about the absurdity of casting Campbell as a brit??? Are we all out of brit actresses for crying out loud?? Absolutely horrible accent!As for the person that thought Aishwarya Rai would be good for this part… She is pretty, but hello! The part if supposed to be of a 17 year old girl. No way! I think Kreuk is a good match lookswise. Her acting skills are a bit more negotiable…

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    Ann Says:

    Just because someone looks NOT WHITE doesn’t mean they can be cast in another NOT WHITE role. ZOMG FOREIGNERZ!!!11 Whatever. She’s way pretty, that can’t be denied, but there is no way she can pull off the skill to do a meaningful kind of movie without over pushing it into the over-sentimental and overall annoying. Jimi Mistry, why, why, why must you always do films with women that annoy me? Kristen Holden-Reid as Giles was your best on-screen lover, if you ask me.

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    Rosalba Says:

    LOL, I agree design_officer, I only watched Smallville because of the good looking guys. And I kept waiting to see more dramatics with Clark’s super powers. They really need to push the envelope on that show, if they haven’t already. But I haven’t been watching for a long time. Got sick of waiting for something exciting to happen. It’s a little calm and dull sometimes, or atleast it was when I was watching. They needed to add more drama and romance.

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