Huma Qureshi replaces Yami Gautam in Ajith’s Valimai

Yami Gautam was said to be the heroine of Ajith’s upcoming film Valimai. However now, the latest update is that Huma Qureshi has replaced her.

Huma Qureshi, who played Rajinikanth’s love interest in Kaala, was initially set to make her Tamil debut with Billa 2. But she did not make it due to some issues. Now she is set to act with Ajith.

Without confirming that she is part of Valimai, she posted: “Really wanted to be part of the #UmangPoliceShow tonight but had to be in Chennai for a shoot . I salute the @MumbaiPolice 🙏🏻🙏🏻.”

Sources say she has signed on the dotted line for the film directed by H Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor. Huma Qureshi made her film debut with a supporting role in the two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Her performance in the film earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress.

That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and followed it with a role in Ek Thi Daayan. She portrayed protagonists in the anthological Shorts (2013), the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014), the revenge drama Badlapur (2015), the Marathi road drama Highway (2015) and featured briefly in the collaborative film X: Past Is Present (2015).

She was born on 28 July 1986 into a Muslim family in New Delhi, India. Her father, Saleem Qureshi, is a restaurateur who runs a chain of restaurants (Saleem’s); her mother, Ameena Qureshi (a Kashmiri), is a housewife. She has three brothers, including actor Saqib Saleem.