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Huma wants to play Huma

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She has portrayed various characters onscreen in films like “Gangs of Wasseypur”, “Ek Thi Daayan”, “Dedh Ishqiya” and “Jolly LLB 2”, but actress Huma Qureshi says she is waiting for a film where the character she plays “resembles” her.
“There are times, when actors do resemble the characters they portray onscreen, but I don’t think I have played myself in front of the camera. I have always portrayed a character. Though I would love to play myself. I think I am very interesting. I need to definitely play myself,” Huma said.
“I don’t know what I am in real life. I can’t really describe myself. But what you see onscreen that’s not who we really are. We are very different from the characters we play onscreen,” added the actress, who promoted diamond brand Forevermark here earlier this week.

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Huma said she has often been misunderstood because of her roles.”I remember when I did my first film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, a lot of people thought that I am a girl from Bihar. I never visited Bihar before that in my life. When people feel you are that character in real life, then at least as actors we feel that we have done our job nicely.A lot of people even thought that I couldn’t speak in English. When they met me, they were surprised. I belong to Delhi and have been born and brought up here,” she said.