Actor Huma Qureshi says she decided to do Double XL , a film about body shaming, as she believes a “fun family entertainer” like the upcoming project can play an important role in bringing about a change in society.
Billed as a “slice-of-life comedy” that revolves around body weight stereotypes, the film is directed by Helmet fame Satramm Ramani and also stars Sonakshi Sinha.
Double XL explores the journey of two plus-size women — Rajshree Trivedi (Qureshi) from Meerut and Saira Khanna (Sinha) from New Delhi as they navigate society’s beauty standards.
It is a very important, fun and entertaining film. I can’t wait to share it with everyone. I really believe that social change happens through fun, commercial, and family entertainer films, Qureshi, who currently stars in the ZEE5 series Mithya , told PTI.
But not every social responsibility should fall on filmmakers, she pointed out.
We have to be responsible when we are making the film. It is a situation where you have to monitor your own choices and why you are doing it, the 35-year-old actor added.
Produced by T-Series, Wakaoo Films and Mudassar Aziz, Double XL is scheduled to be released in 2022.
Besides this film, Qureshi is awaiting the release of her Tamil movie Valimai , co-starring Ajith.
She will also be seen in the Netflix film Monica Oh My Darling and the second season of SonyLIV series Maharani .