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Huma Qureshi on Oscar winner Guneet Monga: ‘I have seen your hustle, you are an inspiration’

The actress took to social media to shower praise upon her friend and neighbour, who had also produced Gangs of Wasseypur

Huma Qureshi on Oscar winner Guneet Monga: ‘I have seen your hustle, you are an inspiration’
Huma Qureshi and Guneet Monga
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 03.46 AM, Mar 16, 2023

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And the celebrations for India winning two trophies at the 95th Academy Awards continue. The latest being actress Huma Qureshi, who recently took to social media to shower some praise upon her friend, producer Guneet Monga, who just bagged an Oscar for her docu-short The Elephant Whisperers, directed by Kartiki Gonsalves. Huma called Guneet - who was also the producer of her debut film Gangs of Wasseypur - an ‘inspiration’. 

The actress posted a video on her Instagram page and captioned it: “My first producer (Gangs of Wasseypur), friend, almost flatmate (that’s how my name is still saved on her phone) @guneetmonga!! I’m so proud of you. Thank you for showing us how it’s done.. You are an inspiration, girl!!. Living her best life, winning an Oscar for India on her 3 month anniversary.. stuff fairytales are made of. I’ve seen your hustle, your passion, your drive and just sticking it out in an all boys club. All I can say is …. that this is just the beginning 🥰💫.”

She added, “Oh and thank you for letting me touch and record these ridiculous videos with ‘Goldie’… Now, I’m just going to have to get my own so we can pose together 😘❤️🔥#love #morepowertoyou #proud #inspired”.

In the short clip posted by Huma said, “This one’s for Aram Nagar!” She also added pictures of Guneet with her husband Sunny Kapoor in the carousel. Huma and Guneet have known each other for over a decade and are good friends.

Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan replied to the post saying, “Too good (with clapping hands emojis).” Guneet’s co-producer at Sikhya Entertainment, Achin Jain also dropped red heart emojis, while producer Swati Shetty wrote, “Get my own… Amen (folded hands emoji)”.

The Elephant Whisperers is also the first Indian production to win an Oscar. Currently streaming on Netflix, the 41-minute film traces the journey of Bomman and Bellie, a village couple who belong to Tamil Nadu’s Kattunayakan community. They have devoted their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant, named Raghu. Their story reiterates the fact that human-wildlife coexistence is better than conflict. 

Huma made her film debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012. Besides this two-part crime film, Huma and Guneet have also worked together on two other projects - Trishna and Shorts

On Wednesday, Guneet announced her next project, a Netflix documentary on singer-composer Yo Yo Honey Singh. The producer also has Kathal, starring Sanya Malhotra, in the pipeline.