During the promotions of his upcoming film Tarla, Sharib Hashmi revealed why he solicited director Piyush Gupta to cast him in the film. The actor was highly impressed by the narration of the story and wanted to be a part of the film which also stars Huma Qureshi.
“I love Piyush Gupta from the bottom of my heart,” Hashmi shared. “I was sold the way he narrated the story of Tarla to me. It was beautiful. And I could visualise the film in his beautiful narration. I begged him to just sign me immediately.”
"I was ready to do anything to work on the film and work with him. And even on the sets, he was very clear about what he wanted. I had a great time working with Piyush. And I really hope and pray that he gets the biggest of the biggest films to write and direct in future. I’m ready to do even a passing shot for Piyush."
Sharib also spoke about his experience of working with Huma, calling her an amazing actor. “I have been a fan of her work. Initially I thought that she would be a little snooty and will behave like a star, but on the contrary, she turned out to be a sweetheart and a great co-actor. We really bonded well on the sets and off it. I can say that I found a friend for life."
Tarla, which stars Qureshi in the lead, is based on Indian chef and cookbook author Tarla Dalal. Hashmi essays the role of Dalal’s husband Nalin Dalal. The film is directed by Gupta and is available to stream on ZEE5 from July 7 onwards.