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Huma Qureshi says she has friends in Bollywood, but is closest to brother Saqib

Huma Qureshi says that though she has made friends in the industry, her brother Saqib Saleem remains closest to her; talks about competition among peers.

bollywood Updated: Mar 28, 2017 18:55 IST
Sneha Mahadevan
Sneha Mahadevan
Hindustan Times
Huma Qureshi says she is passionate about her job but not competitive.
Huma Qureshi says she is passionate about her job but not competitive.(HT Photo)

Actor Huma Qureshi, who moved from Delhi to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting, has been in the city for over eight years now. Though she has managed to make a lot of friends in Mumbai, she keeps making trips to Delhi to catch up with her parents, who are still based there. She lives with her brother, actor Saqib Saleem in Mumbai, and though the siblings have their fair share of quarrels, Huma reveals that he is her closest confidante.

“We both have a lot of friends in the industry, but Saqib and I are very close. I always talk to him about everything. We even take each other’s advice for generic stuff. In fact, we got closer once we moved to Mumbai, and now I depend on him for everything. While we were growing up in Delhi, he wouldn’t confide in me because he thought I would tell everything to our mother, but now he has matured,” says Huma.

Actor Saqib Saleem is very close to sister Huma Qureshi.
Actor Saqib Saleem is very close to sister Huma Qureshi. ( HT Photo )

While Huma just had an international release, Viceroy’s House, she isn’t bothered about competition. In fact, the actor says that when any other actor’s film does well, she feels happy for them. “I am passionate about acting and being here, but I am not competitive. I am happy for all of them, and their success but by the grace of God, I am doing enough work. I have always wanted to be an actor for as far as I can remember. I have gotten here and it isn’t easy. My father has a restaurant business in Delhi, and I should have been selling kebabs, but here I am, acting in Bollywood, so God, definitely has plans for me,” Huma says.

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First Published: Mar 28, 2017 18:53 IST