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Huma Qureshi on being body-shamed: I won’t dress up to please others

Actor Huma Qureshi says that she is not affected by what fashion bloggers have to say about her style.

bollywood Updated: Jul 04, 2017 17:45 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Actor Huma Qureshi says she loves walking the red carpet.
Actor Huma Qureshi says she loves walking the red carpet.(Instagram/iamhumaq)

Like many celebs, actor Huma Qureshi, too, has faced flak over her fashion choices. The 30-year-old, however, says that these things no longer bother her and that she will never dress up just to please people around her.

“I have stopped reacting to this [body shaming comments]. Fashion bloggers will do their work, it’s their job. So let them do it. I am not doing something to make them happy or to get friendly with them, so that they write good stuff about me. That is their opinion and I leave it up to them,” says Huma.

Huma adds that such reports don’t bother her fans either. “My association with my fans and their love for me doesn’t get affected by these mean comments. I am an actor, and not a clothes’ hanger. I am more than just my clothes,” she says.

Huma, who was last seen in Dobaara: See Your Evil alongside her brother actor Saqib Saleem, says that she loves to walk on the red carpet, and doesn’t let the fear of being criticised for her clothes, affect her in any way.

“I love dressing up for the red carpet. I went to Berlin sometime back for my film Viceroy’s House and I truly enjoyed dressing up for the event. In the West, the sensibilities of people are different as compared to people in Asia, which is why this [criticism] happens and this makes it challenging to understand this gap. As a girl, it’s one of those princess moments. For the red carpet at Berlin, I wore a princess dress. It was a problem getting into and out of the car. Every girl enjoys that,” says Huma.

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First Published: Jun 25, 2017 16:59 IST

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