The actress feels that her recently released movie about the Partition is still relevant in today’s time.
For Huma Qureshi, Gangs of Wasseypur was quite the game changer, and there’s been no looking back for her since. The actress leads her life on her own terms and conditions, and says she would not do a film unless the script is up to the mark.
But does she too crumble under pressure when she doesn’t have a film coming up? “I don’t have too many needs,” she says firmly. “I am a very simple person. I have one car, one house, and I have one dog. Apart from that, I don’t have any such habits. I don’t have to do crass films to maintain my lifestyle.”
She adds, “The script is the utmost thing for me. Unless I like it, I won’t do it. I’m happy chilling at home, doing nothing, or just reading books. If I’m not working, I’m happy being a lazy person.”
Huma, who is starring in Partition 1947, has had quite a few ups and downs in her career. But she believes that an actor is only as good or bad as her last movie. “But I’m an artiste, and I don’t know how the math of the box office works. I do films that I like and believe in. I’ve never done a film for money. I always pick up scripts that are interesting,” the 31-year-old says.
The actress feels that her recently released movie about the Partition is still relevant in today’s time. She also recalls an incident where she was refused a flat because of her Muslim surname. “I think it’s really sad, and I’ve had to deal with it. I didn’t get a flat because I have a Muslim name. I told them to let me meet the owner, and he won’t have a problem with it. But they said there are a lot of Muslim societies who don’t give flats to Hindus. So both of them do this,” she shrugs.
“I think people with such thinking are narrow minded. You can’t discriminate against anyone, whether you’re a Muslim, Hindu or a Sikh. I think there are very few people who think like that, and not everyone,” she added.