Qureshi took to Instagram, where she shared a note on how the idea came. She wrote: "What started out as a fun conversation with my closest friends & family --- Sonakshi, Zaheer, Saqib and Mudassar, literally in my living room, has now resulted in this film. All the actors were lamenting about the 'post lockdown weight' that we had gained and Mudassar spun a story around it, impromptu. This story found more and more friends in the following months as well as partners as we chugged along on this journey. This is a film written and made with a lot of love."
"We are now releasing this film in the THEATRES. If someone had told me, when I had just arrived in Mumbai, almost a decade ago, that I would be instrumental in backing content which would not only resonate with me but also have the potential to strike a chord among many others, I would not have believed it. But then again, Dreams Do Come True!"
Qureshi added: "And that is what we believe at Elemen3 - Saqib, Mudassar and I. Our company. Our collective dream. To tell stories that travel beyond the ordinary. The three of us are different as people and yet are united by our love for cinema. Our first baby is ready to open its eyes and go frolic in the sun." She concluded: "This film is for everybody who dares to dream BIG!!! (pun intended)."
Double XL explores the journey of two plus-size women, one from Uttar Pradesh heartland and the other from urban New Delhi, and stars Zaheer Iqbal and Mahat Raghavendra.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar, Vipul D. Shah, Rajesh Bahl & Ashwin Varde, Saqib Saleem, Huma Qureshi & Mudassar Aziz, Double XL will release on October 14.