‘It’s wrong to compare me with Priyanka, Deepika’
Huma Qureshi, who just made her Hollywood debut, says she looks up to the ‘senior’ actors
Actor Priyanka Chopra (left, above) started it, and others were quick to follow suit. Making a mark in the West seems to be a trend that’s fast picking up among Bollywood actors. Latest to join the league is actor Huma Qureshi (right), who has made her debut in Hollywood with filmmaker Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House. Ask her whether she planned working in a Hollywood film, Huma replies, “I’ve never planned my career. I’m an actor and wherever good work takes me, I’ll go there. I’m grateful for the script I chose and the character I played.” While many Indian actors, in the past have worked in the West, only
a few such as Priyanka Chopra, Deepika
Padukone (left, below) and now Huma have managed to play lead roles.
Huma is unperturbed by comparison that is being drawn between her contemporaries in the West, she says that she isn’t in the rat race, whether it’s Bollywood or Hollywood. She elucidates, “It’s wrong to compare me with Priyanka or Deepika. I don’t see any competition, as they are seniors and I look up to them. I’m proud of what they’ve done for themselves and for our country.”
She adds, “It’s not that just because everyone is doing something in Hollywood, so I must also do it. If I’m doing a film in the West, it has to be something that’s worth doing.”