Actor Huma Qureshi recently graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. For the cover, Huma wore a short black dress, tied her hair back and opted for earrings and high heels. She sat on a chair posing for the camera. (Also read | Maharani Season 2 Trailer: Huma Qureshi Vows To Tackle Goons In ‘New Bihar’)
Huma spoke about body positivity, femininity, her self-love journey, and dealing with internal battles, among other topics. She also spoke about the “male gaze” with the magazine.
Speaking to the magazine, Huma said: “This Bazaar India cover is so powerful to me, and so strong, because it’s not just about being sexy and beautiful, but also because it has no not been represented through the male gaze. It’s about celebrating my own body and femininity without bending to that gaze or conforming to certain ideas it has of it.”
Speaking to Hindustan Times recently, Huma explained how she has changed over the past few years. “Over the years, I have become more comfortable speaking my mind. Before, I was very uncertain. I used to feel a lot, but because of inexperience or from the lack of exposure, I just absorbed and listened to other people… Now I’m more comfortable as an artist and a collaborator, I’m in a new phase of my career, that I appreciate it,” she said.
Huma will next be seen in the upcoming political drama series Maharani season 2. Last week, Huma dropped the trailer on Instagram and captioned it, “Every move will count. #MaharaniS2, streaming August 25th only on #SonyLIV #MaharaniOnSonyLIV.” In the show, Huma will portray the role of Chief Minister of Bihar, Rani Bharti. As violence escalates in the state, she vows to take on the goons.
Apart from Huma, the series also stars Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Vineet Kumar, Inaamulhaq, Kani Kasturi, Anuja Sathe, Pramod Pathak, and Neha Chouhan in the lead roles. Directed by Ravindra Gautam, the series is set to stream on Sony Liv from August 25, 2022.
Apart from Maharani Season 2, she will also be seen in Double XL alongside Sonakshi Sinha. The actor also has Tarla which is a biopic about the life of celebrity chef Tarla Dalal and a thriller film Pooja Meri Jaan alongside Mrunal Thakur.