MUMBAI, JUL -11. Three-film-old Huma Qureshi, who has managed to garner equal adulation and flak for her curves in the size-zero-obsessed industry, prefers to be her pretty self rather than falling for the fad.
Huma was loved for her voluptuous figure and earthy style in her first movie Gangs of Wasseypur. But she was criticised by some quarters for her weight.
“In Gangs of Wasseypur I was a pretty girl, it was glamorous role. In Ek Thi Daayan, I was the heroine. I have always been the pretty girl. I think there are people who are obsessed with size zero but today we do have heroines who are curvier,” Huma said.
“Either you think of weight as a problem or as an added advantage. I would like to be known for my personality rather than my size. I am an actress. I don’t want to be a hanger,” she said.
Huma feels there are many actresses today who are not a size zero but still have a huge fan following. However, if in the near future a role demands she transform herself, she is game for it. The 26-year-old is looking forward to the release of Nikhil Advani’s D Day. In the film, Huma has had to perform some heavy duty stunts and it was challenging for her to pull it off. “More than shooting difficult action sequences, trying to look like a RAW agent, keeping the character in mind, not forgetting the lines etc… There is so much synchronisation that happens with action scenes,” she said.
“Besides action, there are cars blowing up, gunshots, blast happening in the background and you don’t want to mess it up…So all that is scary,” she added. The actress has decided that until and unless a very good action film comes her way she will not do one anytime soon.
D Day will see Arjun Rampal playing an ex-officer of an Indian Armed Forces unit, Irrfan as an undercover RAW official and Huma an explosive expert, while veteran actor Rishi Kapoor plays a negative role.
“Rishi Kapoor is my favourite co-star in the film. He is such fun to work with. He has great anecdotes, he is very inspiring. He is child-like and very dedicated and passionate about his work,” she said.
“Irrfan is a great performer. As a co-star it’s difficult to know what he will do next as he is full of surprises. And Arjun is the most good-looking and fittest actor we have,” she added.