“I am happy that my character of Munia won so much praise. It is a role close to my heart and a deliciously complicated character. I had jitters before the release,” Qureshi told PTI in an interview.
She played the role of Munia, a confidante and ally to Begum Para, played by Dixit in the movie.
The 27-year-old actress, who shot to fame with her debut ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, said she was initially scared to work with Shah but found the veteran star fun to be with.
“He is powerhouse of talent. He is an exemplary actor. It was great honour working with such a living legend. I was scared initially because a lot of dialogues were in Urdu. I was afraid thinking what if I mispronounce a word in front of him, it would be very embarrasing… but thankfully nothing like that happened.
“He is so much fun to work with and is still young at heart. He was very witty and affable to work with. Sadly, I didn’t have too many scenes with him,” Qureshi said.
The young actress said it was a dream come true to work with Madhuri who she considers as a huge influence.
“I am huge fan and admirer of her. She is a great company and a very easy co-star to work with. Despite being a superstar, she doesn’t take her stardom seriously and that helped a young actor like me to work at ease,” Qureshi said.