As we have been reporting Huma Qureshi, along with producer Ekta Kapoor and actor Emraan Hashmi, are all set to visit the Maha Kumbh mela. There, they will promote their upcoming film, Ek Thi Daayan (ETD), and even perform a yagna during their three-day stay.
Huma says, “I’m very excited about going to Maha Kumbh, as the only reference I have of it is what I’ve seen in Hindi films in which parents, kids or siblings get lost and reunite years later. It was a classic formula used in our films earlier. I’m glad that because of ETD, I will be able to experience the congregation of over two crore Indians and travel to Allahabad, a place I haven’t been to. I’m looking forward to seeing the naga sadhus and aghoris.”
What does she think will be her reaction when she meets a naga sadhu? “That’s a cheeky question,” she laughs. “I haven’t experienced anything remotely occult, so everything on this trip will be new for me.”
Talking about her role in ETD, she says, “I play Emraan’s love interest. It’s a supernatural thriller in which he plays a magician. I am very excited about this script.” Huma also denies that Emraan’s presence in the film means that intimate scenes and kisses are inevitable. She says, “The kind of films Emraan’s doing right now are different from those that he has done earlier. As an actor, I think he’s finally getting his due. He’s a wonderful, hard working guy. It’s a fantastic script and nothing like a kiss is added due to his image.”
Ek Thi Dayaanm which also stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin hits theaters worldwide on April 18.