Huma Qureshi says working in the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer spy thriller Bell Bottom was special for the entire unit because it was the film they shot last year when the first unlock phase started. "Bell Bottom is going to be a very special film for all of us, whether it is me or the whole cast and crew for that matter, because it was the film we shot last year when the first unlock phase started," Huma told IANS. Bell Bottom: Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta to Begin Filming in the Uk From August.

"It was going back to the film set for all of us. For actors, normalcy means hearing those words, 'roll camera', 'action', 'cut', and after that long and sudden phase of staying at home, Bell Bottom was our first step to normalcy, it's like a comeback for everyone. We are fortunate that we finished the shoot peacefully on time. We cannot wait to share the film with the world," she added. Bell Bottom: Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor Starrer To Release on May 28.

Making her Bollywood debut in 2012, with Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of New York, Huma appeared in films like D-Day, Dedh Ishqiya, Badlapur and Jolly LLB 2, besides Deepa Mehta's web series Leila. She looks back fondly at her debut film. "I think once Gangs Of Wasseypur ended I realised what it takes to act in front of the camera. Since it was my debut, we all know that some of the finest actors of our country were part of the film. it was quite a wholesome experience," she said.

She has a special esteem for Leila Deepa Mehta. "She is one of those people who pushed me to an end from where I rediscovered myself as an actress," she said. Huma's other releases coming up are the Tamil film Valima, the web series Maharani and Zack Snyder's OTT release, Army Of The Dead.

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