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Namaste Wahala Q&A with director Hamisha Daryani Ahuja (2021)

Interviewed by Ashanti Omkar 21min

Lagos, Nigeria based Hamisha Daryani Ahuja talks to film critic and BBC broadcaster Ashanti Omkar, about her love for Hindi cinema, and how she’s fused it with Nigerian cinema, in the film Namaste Wahala, the story of an interracial relationship.

Like our audience award winner, Mississippi Masala by Mira Nair, which hit three decades last year when it won, this film explores a Black and South Asian couple’s journey. In this case, the man is Indian, and the woman is Nigerian. Hamisha shares her eclectic journey from growing up in London, to being a restauranteur, to now becoming a filmmaker and actress.

You can watch Namaste Wahala on Netflix.