Huma Qureshi at Tarla trailer launch: Tarla ji is India’s OG masterchef

Tarla, directed by Piyush Gupta, premieres on Zee 5 on July 7, 2023.

Tarla’s creators released an appealing trailer for the upcoming OTT release Tarla on Friday. Huma Qureshi, Sharib Hashmi, director Piyush Gupta, and producers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari were in attendance.



Tarla follows the incredible journey of the late renowned Indian chef Tarla Dalal, whose meteoric ascent to fame began with a simple desire to find more meaning in her boring living after marriage and motherhood.

The burning desire within her drove her to start cooking courses, then to television shows, and finally to becoming an entrepreneur and best-selling author of cookery books.

The presence of Dalal’s daughter Renu Dalal at the trailer event added weight to the film’s credentials. Renu Dalal praised the team for capturing her mother’s amazing narrative on film.

Huma is well-known in her circles not only as a skilled actor, but also as an amazing cook. The 37-year-old actress discusses what drew her to the role of a culinary superstar. “This is a very special film for me. I really want to thank Ashwiny ma’am and Nitesh sir for reaching out to me, when they were approached with this script. That they were convinced that I was the best fit for this role, speaks highly about their belief.”

She adds, “It’s such an honour to play a legend. Tarlaji is India’s OG Masterchef and her journey is truly inspiring. So, I’m thankful to everyone who has made this movie an experience worth cherishing.”

Sharib, who plays Tarla’s husband Nalin, states, “What people do not know is that Tarla had a very supportive husband who gave up on his dreams to help Tarla achieve hers. They both together made her dreams come true. I hope that Tarla and Nalin’s story inspires every household who otherwise may still operate in a patriarchal manner.”

Director Piyush Gupta, who marks his debut with Tarla, says, “I feel privileged to direct a film which follows the journey of the most remarkable woman who went from being a homemaker to becoming the kitchen guide for almost every homemaker in India. I could not have asked for a better directorial debut, and I can’t wait for everyone to get inspired by Tarla’s journey.”

Tarla, produced by RSVP Movies and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari’s Earthsky Pictures, will release on an OTT platform on July 7, 2023.