After earning her spurs in the Pakistani entertainment industry, actor Humaima Malik is proving her mettle across the border. And boy oh boy, is she on a streak of good luck! As she awaits the release of her Bollywood debut Raja Natwarlal opposite Emraan Hashmi, the actor shared she has a three-film contract with 3 Idiots filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, reported the Deccan Chronicle.
“The first film is yet to begin, but I have already been signed up,” Humaima commented. “I guess, he is caught up with PK now,” she said about Chopra’s upcoming Aamir Khan-starrer film. Rumour has it that UTV Motion Pictures, the production company behind Raja Natwarlal, had gone back on their word of signing her for three films. Denying the news as conjecture, she said, “That’s not true. I have heard this before, but honestly, it’s all humbug. I have no issues with UTV or Emraan Hashmi. I was signed by UTV for only one film.”
With substantial work in Bollywood, Humaima feels like she has “already moved to India for good.” “There was a time when I used to juggle between London, Dubai and Pakistan. Now, India has become my second home,” she states. She is undeterred by the unsuccessful Bollywood stints of actors such as Meera and Veena Malik.
“As far as I know, the last Pakistani actor who made a successful debut in Bollywood was Zeba Bakhtiar. I don’t know of any other Pakistani actors in Indian cinema. I’d like to follow Zeba’s footsteps. I’m clueless about so-called Pakistani actors in the Bollywood industry,” she said.
We wish Humaima all the best for her upcoming projects.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2014.
Like Life & Style on Facebook, follow @ETLifeandStyle on Twitter for the latest in fashion, gossip and entertainment.