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NL Interviews: Huma Qureshi on Leila, tough choices and women empowerment
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NL Interviews: Huma Qureshi on Leila, tough choices and women empowerment

Huma describes her journey from ads to Gangs Of Wasseypur, and the most fulfilling aspects of being an actor.

By NL Team

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Madhu Trehan, editor-in-chief of Newslaundry, sits down with actor Huma Qureshi to discuss her upcoming Netflix series Leila, directed by Deepa Mehta and based on Prayaag Akbar’s book of the same name. Leila streams on Netflix on June 14.

Huma explains why she chose to do the series and how she perceives the differences between the book and series. She plays a character called Shalini who is searching for her daughter who was taken away years ago. Huma tells Madhu about the character and the process of getting into Shalini’s skin. Madhu asks her about her journey on screen, from advertisements to Gangs Of Wasseypur, and the kind of tough choices she made in the process. Huma describes the most fulfilling aspects, to her, of being an actor.

The conversation spans Huma’s views on discrimination, women empowerment and other pressing issues in society today. Tune in!