Huma Qureshi who is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film, Partition: 1947 in an interview on Tuesday said, she likes doing challenging roles and different characters.
“The film required a lot of preparation and it was a lot of fun. I like doing challenging roles and different characters. I try my level best to make sure I am doing something new or different; it doesn’t matter if it’s my first film or the lasts, instead of doing the same character again and again. This was a challenging film for me. The film has now been dubbed in Hindi for the Indian audience, and I really think people will appreciate the hard work that we have done for this periodic film.” Said Huma.
Partition: 1947 has been directed by Gurinder Chadha, and also stars Gillian Anderson, late actor Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Michael Gambon. The film was screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival as Viceroy’s House.
Huma playing the lead role in the film was asked what the audience should expect she said, “The most special thing about this film is that it’s been 70 years to our partition and our independence. We have won this independence with hard work but its joy also there is also the grief of partition hidden in it. In that process, about 2 million people died and more than 11 million people were displaced from their lives and homes.
I think we should never forget our history and learn from the lessons it leaves it so that we become better humans and better citizens. And this film reminds us such things of our history that will make the audience think.”
She further added, “It will also remind people that we all have something’s common within us and we shouldn’t forget that there are more similarities than dissimilarities. And we should celebrate them with love and shouldn’t fight which will be better for us.”
Partition: 1947 marks Huma Qureshi’s international debut. Huma Qureshi debuted in 2012 with Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2 directed by Anurag Kashyap. She was last seen in Jolly LLB 2 and her future projects include a Tamil film titled Kaala directed by Pa. Ranjith.
Partition: 1947 presented by Reliance Entertainment will release on 18th August in India.