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When Mammootty Chose Huma Qureshi Over Vidya Balan

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White, the Mammootty starring romantic drama, will hit the theatres this Vishu season. The movie, which stars Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi in the female lead, is directed by Uday Ananthan.

Interestingly, Huma Qureshi was not the first choice for the role, Roshni Menon. According to director Uday Ananthan, the team was initially planning to rope in Vidya Balan for the role.

But it was Mammootty, who suggested the director to approach Huma for the role. The megastar felt that it is not Vidya, but Huma suits for the role, who is an modern, independent woman.

The team approached Huma Qureshi with the script. The actress, who is a great fan of Malayalam films, was highly impressed with the characterization and immediately signed the project.

When Mammootty Chose Huma Qureshi Over Vidya Balan

Uday states that Mammootty's finding was perfect, as Huma Qureshi has brilliantly portrayed the role. He states that talented actress gave a tough competition to the megastar with her flawless acting skills.

Sadly, Vidya Balan thus lost the chance to share the screen with Mammootty. But the actress, who made her M'town debut with Urumi, is all set to portray legendary writer Kamala Surayya, in her biopic.

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