For Huma Qureshi working with her idol Madhuri Dixit in upcoming film 'Dedh Ishqiya' was a dream come true and the actress says she never once felt insecure about sharing screen space with the Bollywood diva.
The 27-year-old actress and Madhuri are the new addition to the Abhishek Chaubey directed sequel to 2010 'Ishqiya'.
The film will see Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi reprising their roles of Khalujaan and Babban from the original film.
Huma says right from the time she signed the film till finishing it, she was aware of her part and the makers never let her feel like a second lead in the movie.
"Madhuri is the quintessential heroine of all time. There is a lot of pressure when you are working with her. But, she made it really easy for me. When I decided to sign on the film, I knew exactly what I was doing. So there was no apprehension or insecurity.
"Even on the set, I had a great team, a great director, who never once made me feel that there is some sort of disparity or I am the second lead," Huma told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of IFFI.
"And most importantly I never thought that I was competing with her. I think it is a huge compliment for me that I am starring alongside her in the film. You can't compete with the sun. There can be no competition," she said.
'Dedh Ishqiya' will hit theatres on January 10 next year.
Huma made her acting debut with director Anurag Kashyap's magnum opus 'Gangs of Wasseypur' last year. She followed it up with other multi-starrers like 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana', 'Ek Thi Daayan' and 'D-Day'.