Monday, July 26, 2021
400 July

Pension 1500 gif

Shaheed 50 lakh gif

Kisan Karza 5.64 lakh gif

Kisan 48 hours gif

Ashirwad 51000 gif

Markfed New Gif

Innocent Admission

I’ve pushed myself as an artiste with ‘Leila’: Huma Qureshi

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, June 16, 2019-

As Shalini, who sets out on an arduous 16-year-long search for her missing daughter born out of a ‘mixed’ marriage in the latest dystopian show “Leila”, actress Huma Qureshi felt challenged to push her boundaries and play the role with full justice and honesty.

Based on Prayaag Akbar’s 2017 novel of the same name, “Leila” showcases the fight of Huma’s character for her lost daughter amidst undesirable situations and frightening experiences in the fictional world of Aryavarta.

“It has been a gratifying journey for me. It have never played such a strong character before this show. With this character, I have pushed myself as an artiste. I really had to go deep into the story.

“Playing a mother on-screen was quite difficult because it was not only about being a mother…it was more about inheriting the qualities of Shalini who fights against the evils to find her daughter. Shalini demanded strong emotions and to portay them correctly, I had to prepare a lot,” Huma told.

The gritty six-episode Netflix series also delves into the issues of authoritarian rule, class and religious divide and environmental crisis, apart from depicting a mother’s search for her daughter.

While talking about the societal and political issues prevailing in real life, Huma said “Leila” is quite relevant to present times.

“I really believe in the story. Every day, we read so much on Twitter or in newspapers that this happened, that happened…but we move on and ignore it. We hardly do anything about it. But when we get stuck in a particular situation and that situation starts affecting us, then we do something about it.

“The same thing happens with Shalini in the show. So despite being set in a dystopian world, this show holds some elements related to present times too.”

Huma considers “Leila” a show of a lifetime.

“Earlier, heroines were not given proper and important roles in the films….Only heroes were doing the main job. But now it is changing. Our women are changing the game. They are turning into producers, directors and what not. Films and shows are now being made around women. For the first time in my life, I got the opportunity to play such strong character where ‘she’ is the main lead and hero of the story.

“There is a long way to go. We need more stories about women for women and from women,” Huma added.

Directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar, “Leila” marks Huma’s first digital project. The 32-year-old actress said it was a “liberating” experience.

“It gives more freedom to actors. When you are working for OTT platforms, you get more time to spend time with the characters without restrictions. So this way you can tell your stories in a much better way.”  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
111,892FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Attack on Chinese in Pakistan

Who is behind the attack on Chinese in Pakistan – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

The deadly attack, carried out on July 15, on a coach carrying Chinese engineers to an under-construction tunnel site at the 4300 MW Dasu...
Coexistence

Coexistence, a unifying factor for Indians – by Asad Mirza

For most political parties, sociologists and psephologists what a common Indian on the street thinks matters most. It is an insight into a common...
Taliban Afghanistan

Taliban’s Next Stop: Kabul, Kashmir and Kerala – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

The speedy advance of the Taliban from northern Afghanistan to Kabul in the eastern section of the country could not have been achieved without...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Diabetes Check

Covid-19 may bring a new wave of diabetes: Study

New York, July 24, 2021- While diabetes is known to be a risk factor for severe Covid outcomes, researchers are now observing a new long-term health concern in patients hospitalised with Covid-19 -- an increase in new-onset hyperglycemia, or high levels of blood sugar lasting months after the infection. Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital assessed the health of 551...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!