Despite the length of the role, Bollywood actress Huma Quershi's turn in Bell Bottom was appreciated by all.
Recently the teaser of her upcoming next DoubleXL with Sonakshi Sinha has become the talk of the town for making a comment on those who body-shame others.
The actress, who debuted a decade ago with the Anurag Kashyap film, Gangs of Wasseypur, and also made a brilliant appearance in the political drama Maharani on the web which led her way straight first Filmfare Award.
The Bell Bottom actress beaming with happiness said,
“I have been nominated so many times but I had never won an award before this. This was long overdue and it’s a night I will never forget. I have cherished it and I always will. People say sabr ka fal meetha hota hai and trust me, it’s quite meetha! I have never stood first in anything in my life. People always thought and believed that I had the potential and that I was good at what I did but I never won anything. From the time I know, I always wanted to win a Filmfare Award. So, today, it’s hard to explain that feeling of holding a trophy of my own. In the last two years when we thought the world might end, I did something right which has brought me thus far.”
The teaser of her new film, with Sonakshi, shot in Delhi and London points to an important subject with a dash of humour. It talks about women who are fat-shamed for being plus-sized.
The trailer itself has Qureshi and Sonakshi talking about what they have been put through at the beginning of their careers as actresses - the fashion police and their ruthless comments on their shape and contours among other things.
While Huma seems to have become a fearless version of herself. The Maharani actress says,
“Being fearless is to have fun and be myself a little more. As an actor, you should stop second-guessing your decisions in life. When I decided to take on Maharani, I thought this could well be the last thing I get to shoot, so I may as well put my best foot forward and do the best I can. In my head, in that time of uncertainty and the pandemic, I thought this is what I might end up leaving behind as one of the last things in my repertoire. Today, my decision has been validated with an award. After working on the show, I have started operating with the same thought on every project. I do everything with my gut, and I don’t second guess my decision to act in a movie or front a show. I have become fearless with time and I have the pandemic and the uncertainty around life to thank for it. It changed everything for me.”
The upcoming film is a social comedy written by Mudassar Aziz and directed by Satramm Ramani. The film is bankrolled by T-Series, Wakaoo Films, and Elemen3 Entertainment. For the unversed, the film’s shooting is completed.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Qureshi will be next seen in Vasan Bala's Monica O My Darling and Ajith starrer Tamil film Valimai, while Sinha has Aditya Sarpotdar’s Kakuda and Reema Kagti’s untitled web series in the works.