Huma Qureshi Named in New Wave Actors List in Los Angeles
Huma Qureshi was honoured to have her name in the New Wave Actors List as the list aims to recognise diverse performances and storylines
Huma Qureshi is one of the finest actresses in Bollywood. She started her career with Anurag Kashyap’s famous Gangs of Wasseypur back in 2012 which led her to star in numerous other films such as Dedh Ishqiya, Badlapur and many others. Recently, she also starred in Netflix’s dystopian drama series and is now gearing up for a Zack Snyder film. And while all that excitement wasn’t enough, she has now landed herself amongst a New Wave Actors List in Los Angeles.
Released by an organisation that recognises diverse performances and highlights individuals who deserve recognition in Hollywood, Film Independent, Huma was glad on receiving the honour. Expressing her happiness, she said, “I feel humbled to be recognised by Film Independent, a body that I have always admired for their incredible encouragement towards distinctive work in entertainment around the world. It's so heartening to find my name alongside powerhouse performers like Asante Blackk from When They See Us. It has been special in so many ways. I am grateful for Leila director, Deepa Mehta's belief in me and the belief in diverse stories. As an actor, I always strive to be able to communicate with people around the world and this is testament to that.”
The ceremony for the New Wave Actor List will be held on October 20 at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. After the ceremony, Huma will actively be participating on panel showcasing global cinema. Huma is not the first star to make her way towards Hollywood and being appreciated on a global scale. In the past, the likes of Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and many others have also worked in Hollywood and received praises for their performances. After Huma, her Gangs of Wasseypur co-star Pankaj Tripathi will also be seen alongside Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame, in an upcoming film called Dhaka.