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Huma Qureshi to play Tom Cruise’s leading lady in The Mummy?

If all goes well, Huma Qureshi would be Tom Cruise’s leading lady in The Mummy. The film also stars Sofia Boutella.

bollywood Updated: Apr 25, 2016 10:27 IST
Huma Qureshi has already auditioned for a lead role opposite Tom Cruise in The Mummy reboot.
Huma Qureshi has already auditioned for a lead role opposite Tom Cruise in The Mummy reboot.

After Deepika Padukone (xXx: Xander Cage Returns) and Priyanka Chopra’s (Baywatch) high-profile Hollywood launches, Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi may snag a big film in the west. The Wasseypur actor has auditioned for the third instalment of The Mummy franchise featuring Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and Sophia Boutella, her official spokersperson has confirmed.

“Huma has recently auditioned for the third part of the successful franchise starring Hollywood star Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella playing the lead antagonist,” Huma’s spokesperson said in a statement. If sources are to be believed, Huma has auditioned for the main lead opposite Cruise.

Huma is currently busy shooting for the Hindi remake of the Hollywood film, Oculus. The film also stars her brother and actor Saqib Saleem in a pivotal role.

Read: Kingsman scene-stealer Sofia Boutella to play Tom Cruise’s Mummy

Cruise is filming the sequel to Jack Reacher and prepping the next instalment in the Mission Impossible series. He will also appear in Doug Liman’s drug thriller Mena. The Mummy is one of the many remakes planned by Universal Pictures as an effort to create an interconnected universe for their classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, and vampire hunter Van Helsing.