Princess Diana film opens after critical mauling
PARIS (AFP) - The film Diana starring Naomi Watts, which received a critical drubbing after its premiere in London earlier this month, gets its first European general release in Hungary from Thursday.
Purporting to tell the story of the late Princess Diana's romance with United Kingdom-based Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, the movie has been dismissed by Dr Khan as "based on hypotheses and gossip".
Some scenes in the film depict incidents already widely reported in British media such as Dr Khan being smuggled into Diana's Kensington Palace London residence lying on the backseat of her car covered in a blanket or Diana meeting his mother in Lahore in Pakistan.
Others are either less well known or purely imaginary such as Diana accompanying Dr Khan to a jazz club disguised in a brown wig and bedroom scenes such as one in which they are shown lying under a cover by a bed.