Actress Tina Desai is elated that her Hollywood project "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" has been chosen to be screened at a gala for Britain's Royal Family next year.
The entire cast, including Dev Patel and Tina Desai, will be in attendance at the London gala Feb 17.
"It is fantastic to know that the Royal Family liked the first part 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' enough to host the premiere of the sequel. I am deeply honoured and ecstatic, and looking forward to meeting them and hope that they like the sequel as much," Tina said in a statement.
"It showcases the big fat Indian wedding and Indian culture, and the stellar cast has thrown themselves into it with an exuberance that the audience will love," she added.
Directed by John Madden, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" also features Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere and Lillete Dubey in important roles.