Actor Huma Qureshi thinks it is brave of women to come out and talk about their #MeToo stories, saying the movement will bring positive change in the country. However, she also urges people to “listen to the victims”.
“I think #MeToo is the most relevant movement that has happened in recent times in India as far as women are concerned. And I think it is amazing but heartbreaking to hear stories about stuff that women — and supposedly powerful and successful women — go through every single day,” Huma told on the sidelines of the showcase of H&M’s new designer collection in collaboration with iconic Italian brand Moschino.
“I think there is something to take away from that, and I say, more power to all the women who are choosing to talk about it. It’s very brave and I think we must really get up and listen to them because we are not listening to them,” Huma added.
The actor feels the #MeToo movement is here to stay. “I hope and I pray that it will result in a lot of positive changes for not just our film industry but for the world and country at large,” said Huma, who was here to showcase the fashion collection, which consists of apparel and accessories for women, men and even dogs.
The collection’s key pieces include Disney-inspired sweatshirts, logo t-shirts and party ready ensembles in black and gold.
Huma said their designs are trendy, hip and young. “This is something I resonate with,” she said.
Is Huma a fashion conscious person?
“I am a fashion conscious person to the extent that I always believe that you should follow your own vibes and I have always done that. I think fashion is about expressing yourself and expressing your personality. I have never tried to look like the herd. I always try and stand out and that, for me, is the most important thing,” she said.
“I don’t want my life to influence youngsters. I always say don’t follow me, as I am constantly lost. I think everybody should explore themselves. You should travel, meet lots of people, make friends and grow,” said the actor, who is also likely to announce “something very exciting” soon. —Source: Indian Express