For Huma Qureshi, 2022 could be one among her most enjoyable years as an artiste. Besides fronting the second season of Maharani and taking pictures for the Tarla Dalal biopic, the actor has turned producer with Double XL. For her maiden manufacturing that stars Sonakshi Sinha and her, Qureshi has chosen a topic near her coronary heart — physique shaming. “As girls, we face [the issue] each single day. [Body shaming] will not be restricted to solely girls who’re in entrance of the digicam. So many ladies have walked as much as me and stated that the topic is related,” she remembers.
Double XL can also be of non-public significance to her, having handled fat-shaming for years. Actors Vidya Balan, Sinha, and Qureshi have advocated physique positivity in an business that, for lengthy, had unrealistic magnificence requirements. “The drawback is so deeply ingrained in us. We take a look at girls’s our bodies and use dismissive phrases. Body shaming erodes someone’s confidence. When we make a movie about it and use our place as actors to [create awareness], we begin a wholesome dialog. We didn’t need to make a documentary; we wished to make an entertaining movie and produce a few change in folks’s mindset.”
Qureshi has reportedly undergone a bodily transformation for the Satram Ramani-directed film. She stays tight-lipped about it, solely stating, “I gained weight for this movie. I’ve [stretched] myself — bodily, mentally, and spiritually — from one finish [of the spectrum] to the opposite. I can guarantee you, you’re in for an enormous shock.”