Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who made her acting debut with critically acclaimed crime drama “Gangs of Wasseypur”, is now gearing up for her Marathi debut “Highway”, and believes that language is no barrier in cinema.
“As an actor, cinema doesn’t have language. I am from north, I have no connection with Marathi cinema, but I really liked the story. And if my presence benefits the cinema in anyways, so I thought why not,” the actress said at the trailer and music launch of “Highway” here.
Speaking about the film at the launch, Huma said: “Umesh Kulkarni makes Marathi films but level of his films is international and after watching some of his films, I thought I wanted to be part of ‘Highway’.”
The “Dedh Ishqiya” actress also said that good cinema should be promoted “equally” irrespective of the language.
“I just know one thing that I want to be associated with good cinema. And I think when it comes to good cinema, whether its vernacular, we should promote it equally,” she said.
“Highway” stars Huma in a small yet significant role along with actress Tisca Chopra.
Known for experimenting with her roles across genres, Huma is also doing another project with her brother Saqib Saleem, in a remake of an English movie.
“I am working on this film ‘Oculus’. In fact, me and my brother are going to start shooting very soon in London. I am very excited about it,” added Huma.