The concept of size-zero came into Bollywood light with Kareena Kapoor slimming down during her 2008 film Tashan. Since then there have been a size-zero-obsession in the industry. Many actresses including Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma have tried the size-zero look. However, off late these divas have begun ditching this obsession.
Gangs of Wasseypur fame Huma Qureshi, who has managed to garner equal adulation and flak for her curves in the size-zero-obsessed industry, prefers to be her pretty self rather than falling for the fad.
Huma was loved for her voluptuous figure and earthy style in her first movie Gangs of Wasseypur. But, she was criticised by some quarters for her weight issues. "In Gangs of Wasseypur, I was the pretty girl, it was a glamorous role. In Ek Thi Daayan, I was the heroine. I have always been the pretty girl. I think there are people who have a craze about size-zero but today we do have heroines who are curvier," said the three-film-old Huma.
"Either you think of it (weight) as a problem or as an added advantage. I would like to be known for my personality rather than size-zero. I don't want to be a hanger," she said. Huma feels there are so many actresses today who are not size-zero but still have a huge fan following. However, if in the near future a role demands for her to transform herself, she is game for it. The 26-year-old is looking forward to the release of Nikhil Advani's film D-Day. In the film, Huma had to perform some heavy duty stunts and it was not only challenging but difficult as well for her to pull it off.