Huma Qureshi, the name needs no introduction. The actress has donned unique roles and can be seen fulfilling them perfectly. Now, the actress is all set to essay the role of India’s first-ever home chef, Tarla Dalal. The actor took to her social media and announced the film, titled Tarla, on Tuesday. The poster shows Huma in a different yet fascinating avatar. Not only this, but the enchanting poster also gives the hint that the film will revolve around food and recipes.
While asking Huma how she felt donning this Avatar. To this, the actress revealed that she clearly remembers how her mother used to try her recipes when she was a kid. So, she has been looking forward to this very special character. Calling the role “awe-inspiring character”, Huma continued, “My mom had a copy of her book in the kitchen and would often try many of her recipes for my school tiffin. I also clearly remember the time when I helped mom make Tarla‘s homemade mango ice cream.”
Coming to the credits, the film has been bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and Nitesh Tiwari. This upcoming epic biopic will be directed by Piyush Gupta. Talking about the late chef and her decision to make a film on Tarla’s life, producer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari said in a statement, “Tarla’s story is a lot more than her being an iconic chef. It’s a story about a working mother who singlehandedly changed the face of vegetarian cooking in India and paved the way for many such home cooks and start-ups to aspire and achieve their dreams.”
When digging into food filler Tarla Dalal’s life, it has been reported that she was an Indian food writer, chef, cookbook author, and host of cooking shows. Also, she was the first Indian to have been awarded a Padma Shri award in the culinary skills category in 2007. Apparently, the late chef was popular for her nutritive recipes, and not only this, she was every cook’s inspiration. Her cooking instructions are still present in every culinarian’s food dairy.