Double XL trailer: Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha fight body image issues to chase their dreams
The film also has a cameo by cricketer Shikhar Dhawan
The trailer of Double XL, starring Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi, dropped today. The film is the story of two plus-sized women, who deal with body-shaming in hilarious ways. It is described as “a story of friendship and dreams filled with masti”.
The trailer shows Huma, who plays Rajshri, being asked for a dance at a fancy gala by a tuxedo-wearing Shikhar Dhawan. She is rudely woken up by her mother and turns out it was all a dream. She plays a small-town girl from UP’s Meerut who dreams of going to Delhi to become a sports presenter. In another scene she is told by a prospective suitor that she might be “too healthy” to come on TV. Parallelly, we see Sonakshi as a fashion designer who wants to open her own store. Huma reaches Delhi but is rejected by a TV company because of her plus-size. On the other hand Sonakshi comes to know that her partner is cheating on her. The two meet while crying in the washroom and decide to go to London to fulfill their dreams.
Apart from Sonakshi and Huma, the film also stars Zaheer Iqbal and Mahat Raghavendra.
Both Sonakshi and Huma gained considerable weight for the film. In an interview with India Today earlier this year, Zaheer had said, “Sonakashi and Huma did their diet as they were supposed to put on weight. They put on 15-20 kg for the film. So they were just eating and eating. It was basically action, cut and burger lao (bring food). That's all I remember from the shoot.”
Directed by Satramm Ramani, the film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vipul D Shah, Rajesh Bahl and Ashwin Varde, Saqib Saleem, Huma Qureshi and Mudassar Aziz. It is scheduled to be released on November 4.