Huma Qureshi: I owe my success to two people - N K Sharma and Anurag Kashyap

    Huma Qureshi: I owe my success to two people - N K Sharma and Anurag Kashyap

    Huma Qureshi: I owe my success to two people - N K Sharma and Anurag Kashyap

    Actress Huma Qureshi, who has worked in Ek Thi Daayan feels lucky to be a part of the industry. The actress has so far done 5 films and her two projects D-Day and Dedh Ishqiya are still under the production stage. When asked about her unconventional choice of roles she commented, “I look at a film in its totality and feel that it's juvenile for an actor to say 'yes' to a role without considering every possible factor associated with the movie. I only take up films that I believe in and so far, my decisions have paid off. Many people advised me against doing Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) and said that I should do a big film to get noticed”. She further said that she is happy doing such diverse roles and working with the best filmmakers. She also attributed her success to N K Sharma, a Delhi-based theatre director and Anurag Kashyap.

    She talked on her journey to Bollywood, despite having a conservative family that it is difficult for every Indian youngster to convince his/her parents about selecting films as a career. The 26-year-old told about herself that it wasn't easy for her to convince her parents. She had to go through a lot of discussions and meetings with her simplistic parents to let her pursue her dreams. The actress mentioned her father’s meeting to Irrfan, “At the screening of Nikhil Advani's Delhi Safari, I met Irrfan, an actor we all adore, and introduced my father to him. Not recognising who he was and despite all my efforts, my father kept on saying, 'Maine aap ko kahin dekha hai!' Irrfan, being the thorough gentleman that he is, resolved the crisis by saying, 'Mujhe bhi lagta hai ki maineaap ko pehle dekha hai!'”

    Huma Qureshi: I owe my success to two people - N K Sharma and Anurag Kashyap

    Actresses usually find it difficult to adjust into the industry but for Huma it was all opposite. She said that she never felt like an outsider. In fact, she feels herself lucky to work with such brave directors who make films that closely reflect real life situations. Huma elaborated her statement saying, “Some people criticised the language used in GOW, but the film didn't sensationalise anything, the story required such dialogues for authenticity. Even in a film on college life, we need to use the language that youngsters speak, isn't it? Today, almost every youngster uses the 'F' word. Does it mean you will start criticising the moment a film shows the same?”. The actress feels that D-Day was the most challenging film as she will be performing the stunts for the first time.

    Updated: May 01, 2014 03:09 AM IST