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Huma Qureshi: Sexual Advances come from Everywhere!

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Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who has Kaala with superstar Rajinikanth, is currently attending the Cannes Film Festival as the brand ambassador of Grey Goose. Between sashaying down the red carpet and hobnobbing with celebrities from all around the world, Huma opened up about sexual advances and what it’s like to be in such a situation.

Shedding light on how difficult it is for women to speak up, Huma believes that no matter what, no one has any business to assassinate a woman’s character.

“In India and elsewhere in the world, the moment a woman speaks out against harassment, people sort of start making all sorts of character judgments about her, about her morality, about what she was wearing and all such things and I think that is not fair,” she told IANS. She further added that dealing with such a situation isn’t simple because the laws will not help.

“The change has to be more profound and more voluntary and from within,” she said.

Speaking about her own experience, she said that as a woman, sexual advances not only come from those in the industry but from outside as well. “Not just people from the business of film industry, but people across different professions and different strata. I think it has a lot to do with power, it is not only limited to the film business,” she revealed.

She also spoke of how cinema is a terrific medium to get to know other cultures from around the world.

“A lot of issues would be quelled if we are able to embrace each other in terms of traditions, culture, language, food, beliefs and dress. Cinema has the ability to transcend all these differences,” she added.

The 31-year-old actress will be at the film festival at the French Riviera along with other Indian celebrities such as Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone. These are the outfits she has worn so far:

A Varun Bahl outfit with jewellery by Suhani Pittie on Day 1.

That same evening, she wore this subtle peach and baby blue outfit by Paule Ka.

On Day 2, Huma wore a classy brown and metallic suit by Nikhil Thampi.

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