She has worked with Irrfan Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the past. Huma Qureshi will now share screen space with Malayalam star Mammootty in her upcoming film. She also has an international film with director Gurinder Chadha in the works. The actor reveals that she bagged the international project after several rounds of auditions. But she says that she isn’t someone who will chase a role.
“You see me do lesser work compared to my contemporaries. It’s because I never chase a role. There are roles that I can pull off, but I feel what is meant for you, will come to you. The process of auditioning is good. That helps deserving people make the cut. You will get a role on the basis of your talent and not simply because you are famous,” says Huma.
Working with Mammootty, Huma says, has been a “challenging experience”, but she is not one to complain. “I remember the scene we shot in London, UK. I had to explain Shakespeare to him in Malayalam. In my head, I wanted someone to kill me. But I like challenging situations like these,” she says.
Huma jokes that she would love to be part of a Titanic (1997) remake. She says, “I am going to Hollywood only to bump into James Cameron (film-maker) and tell him, ‘Sir ek aur Titanic banaiye na. Hindi mein bhi chalegi (Sir, please make Titanic, even if it is in Hindi)’.