Huma Qureshi’s recent outing Double XL has finally graced theaters. Also starring Sonakshi Sinha, the film follows the story of two plus-size women from New Delhi as they navigate society's beauty standards, promises to be a classic thrill to watch. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, the lead stars talk about their film Double XL and share the struggles that they faced at the beginning of their careers for not having the perfect body type. During the conversation, Huma also recalled her disgraceful experience when a reviewer made a derogatory comment on her weight.
EXCLUSIVE: Double XL actress Huma Qureshi recalls when a reviewer said she was too heavy to be a mainstream heroine – “I am who I am and I feel beautiful”
“Somebody wrote in the review; they reviewed the film... everybody is allowed to review the film, they can like it, dislike it, that’s fine,” she said. “But this person made a very personal comment saying that ‘Huma Qureshi is a lovely actress but maybe she’s 5 kgs too heavy to be a mainstream heroine.’”
She continued, “And for somebody who’s worked so hard and come to Mumbai and auditioned and you know hustled her way through literally, to hear that was very heartbreaking, very demoralizing. And I think at that point I also made up my mind that I’m not going to let this bog me down. I am who I am and I feel beautiful and I feel that I have something to offer to this world as an actor. And I’m going to work double hard to prove such people wrong.”
She further added, “Not to say it didn’t affect me, I also went through my own journey of being confused, being lost, making wrong decisions, sometimes not taking a decision because I was insecure and scared. But I think that’s the journey I had to take; I had to make those wrong decisions to be where I am today.”
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