Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha’s teaser featuring Double XL was released recently. The slice-of-life comedy-drama revolves around two plus-size women, Rajshree Trivedi and Saira Khanna, and challenges body weight stereotypes that have long plagued our society, in the most humorous way.
The film also marks Qureshi’s first production venture under the banner of Elemen3 Entertainment, co-founded by her brother, actor Saqib Saleem, and filmmaker Mudassar Aziz, who is believed to be her boyfriend. Ahead of the film’s release, Qureshi shared a “rather emotional post” about how she started her production house and added that she was quite proud to support a project like Double XL.
Speaking about the birth of the film, she wrote, “What started as a fun conversation with my closest friends and family – Sonakshi, Zaheer, Saqib and Mudassar, literally in my living room, has now culminated in this film. All the actors were lamenting the “post-lockdown weight” we had gained and Mudassar told a story around it, off the cuff.
She added, “This story found more and more friends in the following months as well as partners as we went along on this journey. It is a film written and directed with a lot of love.
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Qureshi also expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped bring the film to life. “A big thank you to everyone who joined us on the Double XL Dream and made it a reality. We are now releasing this film in theaters,” she wrote.
Happy to have made a foray into production with Double XL, she shared, “If someone had told me when I had just arrived in Mumbai almost ten years ago that I would be playing a instrumental in supporting content that would not only resonate with me but also have the potential to strike a chord among many others, I wouldn’t have believed it. But again, dreams come true!”
Shedding light on the core belief of his production house, Qureshi said, “And that’s what we believe at Elemen3 – Saqib, Mudassar and me. Our enterprise. Our collective dream. To tell stories that are out of the ordinary. The three of us are different as people and yet united by our love of cinema.
She continued, “Our first baby is ready to open her eyes and frolic in the sun. Now it’s up to you – our audience! Go watch this with your friends, family, tribe, yourself… This one is for all of you. This movie is for anyone who dares to dream BIG!!! (pun intended)”
Double XL is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series, Wakaoo Films and Mudassar Aziz in association with T-Series Films. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vipul D Shah, Rajesh Bahl, Ashwin Varde, Saleem, Qureshi and Aziz under the banners of Wakaoo Films, Elemen3 Entertainment and Reclining Seats Cinema. Directed by Satramm Ramani, Double XL is set for an October 14 release.
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