Huma Qureshi on representation of women on screen


The actor believes that this is an exciting time for female actors in cinema Huma Qureshi, Joe says there has been an interesting “word” in the way storytellers are approaching female characters on screen. According to Huma, who is known for films like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘Monica, Oh My Darling’ and OTT shows ‘Leela’ and ‘Maharani’, women actors are doing well now. Eager to play the role. “In recent years, we are seeing more such (female-centric) films, the new word is female-led films. For me, it is not women-led films that are creating a sense of empowerment. Today When I read. A script, the girl character is not just contributing to the hero’s journey or waiting for a war hero to return home. So, the way we are approaching the stories, the story. That change has come in the telling.

I have many other colleagues who are saying give us more to do more. The conversation was a part of ‘Her Story, Her Voice’, a special segment organized by Netflix and the National Commission for Women. Huma said Alia Bhatt’s “Darlings”, a dark comedy, and the 2020 drama “Thappad”, titled by Taapsee. Pannu, some of her favorite recent films that broke stereotypes in terms of storytelling “When I saw that film (‘Thappad’), I was like, I wish I had done the film but Taapsee has done an amazing job. Did and Anubhav (Sinha), the director) sir directed a beautiful film,” he said. Love and Appreciation “Slap”, starring Pavel Gulati, Kumud Mishra, Dia Mirza, and Ratna Pathak Shah, cheered him on from the audience. “In a country where domestic violence is prevalent enough to talk about and fight, a ‘slap’ in itself and we know how the traditional theatrical business works, like who will see this film?

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It’s a bundle of ideas and that’s how people talk. But for the film to come out and do well at the box office, it gave me a lot of heart.” Citing Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained as an example, Huma said that the film featured Leonardo. DiCaprio has played the role. White guy, who hates black people, but actors sometimes choose such dark characters to send a message. “As an actor, sometimes, you’re given something to do that’s problematic and it’s a personal choice. I’m presenting a point of view. I was watching the production of ‘Django’ and He (Leonardo) said, ‘There was a moment when I had to spit on my fellow actor, and I couldn’t because it was offensive, insulting another person. His color and his race. “But it’s also generational racism that’s going on and what the film is trying to address.” He chose the film because an actor of his stature would create a conversation around it. For, sometimes it can be used. to an advantage.” The Delhi-born actor also spoke on the importance of greater representation of women in workplaces to create a safer environment. “We need strong, powerful women. We try in our company to have as many women as possible on the crew, for a safe environment. It’s a fact… a lot of us don’t talk about sexuality. Troubled because we They don’t want to be girls. If there are more women, they will be able to relate and take action,” she said.

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