International honour for Huma Qureshi

Updated: Oct 12, 2019, 07:50 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Huma Qureshi earns a place in New Wave Actors' list by Los Angeles-based Film Independent for Leila act

Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi

Her stellar act in Leila has earned Huma Qureshi a place in the New Wave Actors' list, an annual curation by Film Independent that recognises diverse performances across the world. The actor finds herself among distinguished company that includes Asante Blackk of When They See Us and Olivia Cheng of Warrior, among others. The artistes will come together at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles on October 20 for a discussion on global cinema.

Elated at the honour, Qureshi says, "I feel humbled to be recognised by Film Independent, a body that I have always admired for their encouragement of distinctive work in entertainment around the world. I am grateful for Deepa's [Mehta, Leila director] belief in me and Netflix's belief in diverse stories. As an actor, I always strive to be able to communicate with people around the world [through my work], and this is testament to that."

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