Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Double XL is a slice-of-life comedy drama that explores the journey of two plus-size women. In the film, sports presenter Rajshree Trivedi (Huma Qureshi) from Meerut and fashion designer Saira Khanna (Sonakshi Sinha) from New Delhi as they navigate society’s beauty standards. Not only this the film also has a new entry from the sports world in the world of Bollywood.
The film will mark cricketer Shikhar Dhawan's Bollywood debut. A new still from the film shows Shikhar in a black suit and his trademark haircut, dancing with Huma, who is in a red gown
According to reports, Shikhar said the story of the film made a deep impact on him and he said agreed to do the project. He said, “As an athlete playing for the nation, life is always very hectic. One of my favourite pastimes is to watch good entertaining films. When this opportunity came to me and I heard the story, it made a deep impact on me. This is a lovely message for the whole society and I hope a lot of young girls and boys will keep pursuing their dreams no matter what.”
The film also stars Zaheer Iqbal and Mahat Raghavendra. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vipul D Shah, Ashwin Varde, Rajesh Bahl, Saqib Saleem, Huma Qureshi and Mudassar Aziz and is presented by T-Series, Wakaoo Films and Reclining Seats Cinema. It is directed by Satramm Ramani of Helmet fame and will be released on Netflix on November 4.