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People discuss your life, if you are doing something right: Emran Hashmi

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 02, 2013
First Published: 10:06 IST(2/8/2013) | Last Updated: 10:52 IST(2/8/2013)

She is riding high on the success that her latest release has received. And now, as Huma Qureshi, who admits she is “happy about the film and appreciation” for D-Day, wraps up another big project, Dedh Ishqiya, with Madhuri Dixit, she opens up about her personal and professional lives.

Your personal life has been under scanner.
No one likes it when their personal life is talked about, and I am no exception. But I guess it’s the price an actor has to pay for being in the public eye. So I simply have to deal with it.

How true are the rumours of your link-up with Shahid Kapoor?
I have no idea how that story broke out, what the basis of it is and who said what. I am not dating anyone nor do I need to clarify anything about who I meet and how many times. I don’t think it’s anyone’s business.

Do you get upset about such things?
Its not the most flattering thing. But Emraan Hashmi once told me, ‘If people are talking about your personal life and discussing it, that means you are important and doing something right in life, and also that you are interesting.’ So I guess I will go with that (advice) and take things with a pinch of salt.

D-Day, after Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW; 2012), looks like another male-dominated film.
I was asked the same thing when the GOW series came out. I was in that six-hour-long film only for 20 minutes, but whatever I am today is because of those 20 minutes.

But were you worried at any point about your role in D-Day?
I was always aware of what I was supposed to do in it. It’s not a film about the male or female point of view. All my male co-stars in the film too never made me feel less important.

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