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Size zero? It's for mannequins: Huma Qureshi

This is what the feisty Bollywood actor said when asked of her take on size zero. We have seen her in Gangs of Wasseypur, Dedh Ishqiya, and of course, Ek Thi Dayan. Brunch caught up with Qureshi on her likes, dislikes and what excites her about gangster films.

brunch Updated: Nov 09, 2014 12:27 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
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Which classic would you have chosen as your debut movie?

Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959).

If you weren’t an actress, you would have been...

A chef or a restaurant owner.

Sexiest actors in Bollywood.

Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

One director you want to work with.

Martin Scorsese. And, back home, Raju (Rajkumar) Hirani.

What excites you about gangster films?

The edginess of the world shocks you.

Do you enjoy doing romantic films?

I’m a complete rom-com girl who grew up on films like

When Harry Met Sally (1989), Titanic (1997) and SRK-Kajol films.

What kind of a foodie are you?

The big munching type!

Bollywood’s most romantic pair.

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

What is your style like?

Casual, comfortable and quirky.

Your take on size zero.

It’s for mannequins. #Facepalm

A dessert that describes you.

A yummy red velvet cupcake.

A dance number you would love to do.

Dhak dhak karne laga from Beta (1992).

Your idea of a perfect weekend.

Swimming, seafood and the sun.

What do you love about Delhi?

The weather and the food.

What makes your day?

A hug, a good coffee, a smile, white lillies and a good film.

What spoils it?

Rash, uncouth behaviour, road rage, a broken toenail.

Your favourite junk food.

Chilli cheese toast and chips.

You de-stress with...


The last line of your autobiography would read…

Turn the page.

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First Published: Nov 07, 2014 18:14 IST

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