Huma signs Nikhil Advani`s action film
Mumbai: Even before her debut Hindi film `Gangs of Wasseypur` hits the screen, newbie Huma Qureshi has signed her fifth project in Bollywood, an action movie with Nikhil Advani.
Huma, who is being introduced in Anurag Kashyap`s forthcoming film `Gangs of Wasseypur` ? Part One and Two, recently signed the film by Advani of `Kal Ho Na Ho` fame.
"I have signed an action film with Nikhil Advani, which will happen later in the year. I don`t want to talk much about it. It is an action film. I have just signed it. It is very much different from my previous films. I am very excited about it," Huma told PTI.
"I will be doing my own action scenes. I am very steady.. kicked about the film. I will be taking training. I will start training post July. We will start shooting from September-October," Huma said.
Now Huma is headed to the Cannes Film Festival where Kashyap`s `Gangs of Wasseypur` will be screened.
"None of us expected this... The film is not released in India and I am glad that it is world premiering at Cannes film festival. It is very overwhelming. I think when you make a film, you never imagine what is going to happen. I am very happy.
"Our audience have changed they have become more open to concept based films from `Kahaani` to `Paan Singh Tomar` to `Vicky Donor`. These films are doing well and it just proves that people are watching and liking all kind of cinema," she said.
In `Gangs of Wasseypur`, a revenge drama set in Jharkhand, Huma is paired with Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
"I play a girl named Mohsina in the two-part film. My character gets introduced in part one and I am there in part two. I am the younger generation. I come towards the end. She is a small town girl of the 90s who is a film buff. In her head, she is the Madhuri Dixit of her town, who falls in love with a man who is inspired by Amitabh Bachchan. So it is a very cute, romance, there is innocence, tashan. It is a kind of romance that you don`t get to see in urban places."
"I was jealous as other actors in the film were using prosthetic make-up and they were ageing, they play roles from the age of 16 to 60. It was fabulous and I wanted to play that kind of a role. But Anurag did not cast me in that part...He just wanted me to be young in the film," she quipped.
Her other projects include Kashyap`s romantic-comedy `Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurrana`. The film is directed by Sameer Sharma and produced by Anurag and UTV Motion Pictures. In this film, Huma will be seen opposite Kunal Kapoor. The film`s release has been postponed due to IPL.
She will also be seen opposite Emraan Hashmi in Vishal Bharadwaj`s supernatural psychological thriller. The film also stars Kalki Koechlin and Konkana Sen.