Secondo quanto rivelato in questo articolo pubblicato il 10 settembre 2012 da Hindustan Times, Teresa Ricci, moglie di Gillo Pontecorvo, ha incontrato Mira Nair a Venezia al termine della proiezione di The Reluctant Fundamentalist: 'Recalls Mira with a tremble in her voice, "I suddenly saw this frail old woman walking towards me. When she introduced herself as Teresa Ricci, wife of Gillo Pontecorvo who has made one of my ten favourite films of all time The Battle Of Algiers, I froze. Before I could tell her how much her husband's movie meant to me and how deeply it had influenced the philosophy of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, she told me in her measured voice, 'My husband's soul lives in your film.' I don't think I'd ever receive a bigger compliment. This is what I'd like to take to my grave.". Quanto alle proiezioni veneziane: 'There were three screenings of my movie in Venice attended by 1100 people each. At one of them, we got a 12-minute standing ovation. They just clapped and clapped. I thought it would never end. I've never received such an ovation for any of my films'. Vi segnaliamo anche l'intervista concessa da Mira Nair a The Times of India e pubblicata il 4 settembre 2012 (due pagine).