Actress Huma Qureshi, known for her forthright attitude, spoke openly about the problem of religious polarization in Bollywood on a recent episode of the Indian chat show Seedhi Baat.
Huma Qureshi, who is presently preparing for her upcoming feature Tarla, was asked about polarization in Indian cinema during her visit to the chat show. She said, “I hear such things nowadays, but I don’t understand where they’re coming from,” indicating that the question had left her befuddled.
The host went on to clarify the context of these debates, bringing up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent trip to the United States and the questions that American media members had for him regarding the safety of Muslim liberties in India. The newsreader then turned to Huma Qureshi, asking her if she thought the question was appropriate.
I didn’t always know that Islam makes me unique. For the past half-century, my dad has managed Saleem’s, a restaurant in Delhi’s Kailash Colony. I can say that I have never experienced it myself. They could have felt it, possibly.
Many users praised her for “speaking the truth” about India’s religious tolerance, but others attacked her for remaining silent in the face of the Indian government’s brutality against Muslims.
Huma Qureshi’s next acting role is as the title character in the upcoming film Tarla. The film explores Tarla Dalal’s motivation to find purpose in her life and the compelling narrative behind it. Sharib Hashmi plays Tarla’s husband in this Piyush Gupta-directed, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-coproduced, and Nitesh Tiwari-written film. On July 8th, the film will debut on ZEE5.