Delhi-born model turned Indian actress Huma Qureshi’s maiden appearance in Hollywood’s ARMY OF THE DEAD is rated as one of the most-watched movies on the OTT platform. Huma, who has successfully played the titular role in Sony Liv’s web series Maharani, started her Bollywood career nine years ago with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. She is the latest talented actor from the Mecca of India’s film production who has joined Hollywood. She a part of Zack Snyder’s zombie heist action-thriller, Army of the Dead. In the Netflix release that also stars Dave Bautista and Tig Notaro, Qureshi plays Geeta, a single mother who lives in a quarantine camp outside a war-ravaged Las Vegas. Zack is one the biggest directors in the world and the cinematic value of working with him is unparalleled. The idea of being in his world is very exciting, she says. The daughter of the owner of a chain of restaurants and alumnus of Delhi University who primarily appears in Hindi language films has bagged three Filmfare Award nominations. Qureshi obtained a bachelor’s degree in History—with honours—from the University of Delhi, while she worked as a theatre actor and model. Waiting for the release of her upcoming movie titled BELL BOTTOM, Huma portrayed the protagonist in the anthological Shorts (2013), the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014), and supporting roles in the revenge drama Badlapur (2015) and the Marathi Road drama Highway (2015). Her later roles included in Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Dobaara films and See Your Evil (2017). She made her web series debut with the 2019 dystopian drama Leila. Speaking about how she doesn’t care about the length of her roles and is grateful for the love she’s been receiving from her fans. “I want to say thank you. I love Indian fans. Hindustan ki Janta mind-blowing hai (The Indian public is mind-blowing). I did my first film in 2012, Gangs of Wasseypur in which I was in an ensemble of actors. My role must have been hardly 15 minutes,” she told an entertainment portal. she added. She also spoke about how her character, Geeta, in Snyder’s movie is an integral part of the plot. “She’s almost a pivot point. I would rather do something interesting than do something that isn’t really impacting the story,” she said. Edited by @chakravartypk. Pic courtsey to youtube.
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