In a recent interview, Huma Qureshi opened about how the web series Leila had opened many doors for her. Post Leila, the actress worked with Zack Snyder in Army of the Dead. She also believes that working with director Deepa Mehta gave her the confidence to be in every frame. Huma Qureshi revealed that Deepa Mehta made her believe that she will not bore the audience.
In an interview with ETimes, Huma said, “After I worked with Deepa Mehta on the show Leila, my perspective changed in a big way. It was such a turning point. Khoon chakh liya maine (I tasted blood). The joy of leading a project is scary and empowering in the same breath. And she gave me that. Deepa made me believe that I can carry an entire show and be in every frame without boring the audience. She made me believe that I had it in me. When an opportunity presents itself, you rise to the occasion.”
The actress added that she got multiple good projects after Leila. She said, “This is Huma Qureshi 2.0. I want to call it that without sounding vain about it. I am not the same person I was back in the day. I am trying to do things differently. As an actor, the more fearless you get, the more this industry and the audience rewards you.”
On the work front, Huma recently wrapped up the shooting of Tarla. She will also be seen in Double XL with Sonakshi Sinha. She is also working on Vasan Bala’s directory Monica O My Darling.