Anushka paved the way for those in­ter­ested in pro­duc­tion: Huma

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Ac­tor Huma Qureshi, (right) is now plan­ning to launch a pro­duc­tion house of her own, along with her brother, ac­tor Saqib Saleem. She says that she was in­spired by Anushka Sharma, who was re­cently praised by se­nior ac­tor Sha­bana Azmi for start­ing a pro­duc­tion house, de­spite be­ing a main­stream ac­tor. “I think what Anushka and Kar­nesh [Anushka’s brother] are do­ing, is re­mark­able. They have paved the way for many who want to get into it [pro­duc­tion]. They have pro­duced some re­ally good films [NH10 and Phillauri],” says Huma.

The 30-year-old ac­tor feels that the film in­dus­try’s cur­rent work en­vi­ron­ment is more con­ducive for women to ex­plore dif­fer­ent pos­si­bil­i­ties. “Many women have started be­com­ing pro­duc­ers, and it’s a healthy trend. They are also get­ting be­hind the cam­era. The per­cep­tion that fe­male ac­tors have a shelf life, is now go­ing out of the win­dow. It’s a bet­ter work en­vi­ron­ment now,” says Huma, who has re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim for her per­for­mances in films such as the Gangs of Wassey­pur fran­chise and Bad­la­pur (2015).

I think what Anushka and Kar­nesh [Anushka’s brother] are do­ing, is re­mark­able. They have pro­duced some re­ally good films

HUMA QURESHI, AC­TOR

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