Huma Qureshi is doing her debut in Netflix web series. "Leila" marks Huma Qureshi's first digital project. LEILA is directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar. The 32-year-old actress said it was a "liberating" experience.
As Shalini, who sets out on an arduous 16-year-long search for her missing daughter born out of a 'mixed' marriage in the latest dystopian show "Leila", actress Huma Qureshi felt challenged to push her boundaries and play the role with full justice and honesty. Based on Prayaag Akbar's 2017 novel of the same name, "Leila" showcases the fight of Huma's character for her lost daughter amidst undesirable situations and frightening experiences in the fictional world of Aryavarta. "Playing a mother on-screen was quite difficult because it was not only about being a mother...it was more about inheriting the qualities of Shalini who fights against the evils to find her daughter. Shalini demanded strong emotions and to portay them correctly, I had to prepare a lot.