London, Sept 7 (ANI): Critics have reportedly mauled 'Diana', which stars Naomi Watts as Princess of Wales, calling it "atrocious and intrusive".
The film producers said that they set out to make an "insightful and compassionate study of Diana's later years" through the biopic which premiered in London, starring Naveen Andrews as heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, with whom Diana had a two-year affair, the BBC reported.
But British press has trashed the film with Mirror describing the film as "a cheap and cheerless effort that looks like a Channel 5 mid-week matinee" adding that "The Queen of Hearts has been recast as a sad-sack singleton that even Bridget Jones would cross the street to avoid" while The Times took aim at the biopic's "squirmingly embarrassing script".
A leading UK publication branded that film as "terribly dull" adding that "the movie is not as tacky or sensationalist as one might fear" and Guardian critics said that "the awful truth is that 16 years after the terrible day in 1997, Diana has died another awful death".
Even the 44-year old British-Australian actress best known for her Oscar-nominated turns in last year's 'The Impossible' came in for criticism with critics commenting that she "looks, acts and sounds nothing like the Princess of Wales" and that she has a "doe-eyed gaze of seduction and reproach". (ANI)