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Regional filmmakers are daring to explore more than Hindi cinema, says Huma Qureshi

Referring to her own work, the actress described herself as an embryo, said she has a long way to go yet.


Actress Huma Qureshi believes regional filmmakers are pushing the envelope and exploring new territories when Hindi filmmakers are playing it safe.

Qureshi, who ventured into acting in 2012 with Gangs Of Wasseypur, has worked in Malayalam as well as Tamil cinema. 

"Regional films are doing well because the marketing cost for Hindi films is so high," Qureshi said. "I feel regional filmmakers and writers are so brave that they go into zones and territories that sometimes even Hindi films hesitate. We want to play it safe.

"So, I have seen some incredible Marathi, Tamil and Malayalam films... they are really pushing the envelope." 

Huma Qureshi was in the city with her brother, actor Saqib Saleem, to walk as the showstopper for the label Two Point Two at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.

Since her debut, Huma Qureshi has featured in films like D-Day (2013), Badlapur (2015), Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Viceroy's House (2017).

The actress says she is yet to accomplish many things. "I am far from achieving anything," she said. "The day I think I have done whatever, that will be the end of it. So, I want to die with the words on my lips that I am still learning and exploring. I still have so much and more distance to cover. I am an embryo, I still have not hatched."

However, Qureshi is happy with her career graph and calls it an "eventful journey" with lots of learning: "I have met such amazing people who have encouraged and supported me. I don't think I would be here today without my parents, friends, directors, producers and actors who worked with me."

Asked what kind of work she is looking for now, Qureshi replied: "I am an actor for hire."