21 June, 2021

‘Rani Bharti Is Fiction, Not Rabri Devi’

Huma Qureshi tells Lachmi Deb Roy in an interview how she hates being cast in box and how she loves to explore wide-ranging roles. Excerpts...

‘Rani Bharti Is Fiction, Not Rabri Devi’
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2021-06-11T16:15:39+05:30

Huma Qureshi began her career as a theatre actor in Delhi, moved to Mumbai and did TV commercials, and one such promo with Aamir Khan launched her into films. And then, Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur happened. Huma segued smoothly into the role of Mohsina, a quirky village belle. In the Covided world of digital entertainment she is among the first Indian actresses to land a plum role in the sought-after Western realm—a Netflix movie, Army of the Dead, by Zack Snyder. She is also seen in a political web series drama, Maharani, on SonyLiv. The Delhi girl tells Lachmi Deb Roy in an interview how she hates being cast in box and how she loves to explore wide-ranging roles. Excerpts...

Playing Rani Bharti: It was exciting, different, and challenging. But I always like to push myself and try not to be repetitive. And it was heartening to hear positive comments from people. ‘You look so different. Rani Bharti doesn’t even look like you!’ This makes me feel I have done something right. I owe...

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