The idea is to constantly reinvent myself!’ : Bhumi Pednekar on her mighty slate of 7 new films
Young Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar is one of the most exciting young actors in Bollywood today, given her risky choice of movies and stand out performances in every film.
Bhumi has also, in every movie, transformed herself and become the character that she was entrusted with. She wants to continue startling audiences and fans with her genius role choices in her next slate of films.
Bhumi’s mighty slate of films includes Anubhav Sinha’s Bheed, Ajay Bahl’s The Ladykiller, Shashank Khaitan’s Govinda Aala Re, Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan, Sudhir Mishra’s Afwaa and Gauri Khan produced Bhakshak and a couple of yet unannounced projects.
Bhumi says, “Every part that I play comes with a varied set of challenges. Most of the women that I have played, have been very away from the person I am, the family that I am born into and the privileges that I have as Bhumi.
So, I feel for starters, just adapting to the life that they have lived will always be an eye-opening experience for me. These characters have taught me a lot and I want more such characters to constantly keep teaching me various life lessons through the course of my career.”
Bhumi, who is currently on a big high after her recently released film Badhaai Do became a toast of the nation for its high content subject that celebrated inclusivity of the LGBTQIA+ community, adds, “Obviously, the idea is to constantly reinvent myself in my upcoming slate of films. This can be a very big challenge and I try my level best to do that to the best of my capability with every role.”
She adds, “So, be it my first film with DLKH where I was battling my weight issues or until my last release Badhaai Do where I was playing a Queer Indian girl, I feel just the social biases that every role comes with, you understand how privileged you are and the idea is to empower as many people as you can through these parts. The challenges holistically are pretty much the same. It is all about learning and unlearning.”