NC Monitoring Desk
With ‘Partition: 1947’, Huma Qureshi is joining the growing list of Indian actors making their presence felt in international projects. The actor, however, said she did not go in search of an international film and took up the Gurinder Chadha-directed film because it came her way. “I didn’t go looking for an international project or a Hollywood film. Gurinder Chadha was making a film about the Partition. She wanted an Indian actor. Her casting director sent me the script and asked me to read it and also send an audition tape,” Huma said. The actor, who made her debut with ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ in 2012, said till ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, which released in 2014, she had to audition for all her movies. But unlike other actors, Huma does not have any qualms about auditioning for roles. “A lot of actors have issues taping themselves as they feel their work should speak for itself. But till ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, I can proudly say that I was screen tested for all the movies. Nothing has been given to me on platter.” Praising the leading lady of her film, Gurinder says she was impressed with Huma’s audition tape as the actor successfully imbibed the nuances of her character, Aalia, who is a Muslim girl working as a translator at the Viceroy’s House.