Two female actors known to push the envelope have now teamed up to play overweight friends in a bodyshaming comedy.
Besides the fact that Huma played a Bihari politician in a webseries (Maharani) and Sonakshi is a Bihari, Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha have some other things in common.
They were both constantly trolled for their weight when they started their career They therefore identify with their parts of body-shamed women. Not too many details of their roles are available. Sonakshi plays a woman from Delhi wile Huma is a character from Uttar Pradesh.
Entitled Double XL the film was shot in London and Delhi and will be released in the summer of 2022. It is produced by Mudassar Aziz who is rumoured to be in a relationship with Ms Qureshi, and it also stars Salman Khan’s protégé Zaheer Iqbal who is Sonakshi Sinha’s “best friend”.Ms Qureshi and her brother Saqib Saleem are co-producers on the project, which also stars Tamil star Mahat Raghvendra. So it’s all in the family, one guesses.
It is directed by Satramm Ramani whose recent release Helmet about condom consciousness left much to be desired. Hopefully Ramani generates more humour of body-shaming than he did from protected sex.