Huma gets real about how shooting for Double XL felt empowering despite the fears and insecurities she faced


Huma Qureshi is well known for the strong characters that she has played which have broken one stereotype after another. In Double XL too she plays such a role alongside Sonakshi Sinha. The movie which is directed by Satramm Ramani, features the two of them playing plus-sized women, and for that they had to gain considerable weight to which Huma mentioned that she had to put on roughly 20 kg for the role.

Though she has mentioned multiple times, in jest, that this was the best prep she ever had to do for a role since she got to eat everything she wanted, the actress definitely had her set of reservations. She talks about how even as a kid she was teased for being a ‘big girl’. She had left those insults behind her but when it came to gaining weight for the role of Rajshri Trivedi in Double XL it all came back again. The people around her advised her to be cautious about choosing this role.  She said, “I was scared because my closest confidantes and companions told me that I was making a mistake. And it would be the end of my career.” But despite all this she made up her mind and decided to play the role.

She talks about how liberating and empowering it was to play the character of Rajshri. It was like a nod to her younger self. She says “I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything, shooting this film has been one of the most empowering experiences of my life and it only made me stronger and more confident of myself!”

Double XL is releasing on the 4th of November this year starring Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi, Zaheer Iqbal, and Mahat Raghavendra. The Satramm Ramani directorial is a slice-of-life comedy that gives the message of how our size shouldn’t determine our ambitions.

The film is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series, Wakaoo Films & Mudassar Aziz in association with T-Series Films. Double XL is a Wakaoo Films, Elemen3 Entertainment & Reclining Seats Cinema Production. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar. Vipul D Shah, Rajesh Bahl & Ashwin VardeSaqib Saleem, Huma Qureshi & Mudassar Aziz.

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