Young Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar has stamped her presence in Bollywood with some of the most breath-taking performances in the recent years in the Hindi film industry. She is now one of the busiest actors in town with 7 back to back releases in a calendar year, a feat that no leasing Bollywood actress has ever had!
Bhumi says, “It feels amazing to be one of the most prolific actors in the Hindi film industry today and I’m proud that I have been able to reach here through my hard work and determination. Bring a complete outsider to Bollywood, the journey to be where I’m today, has taken a bit of time for sure but honestly, I have no regrets.”
She adds, “My journey makes me the artiste that I’m today and I couldn’t be happier that today, top filmmakers of my country can trust me to deliver on their vision. I have 7 films releasing in a year’s time and I know that I present 7 different, diverse and envelop pushing performances that will hopefully be loved by audiences.”
Bhumi is enjoying the pressure of 7 back to back releases! She says, “Ever since I made my debut with Dum Laga Ke Haisha, I have relished the challenge of playing women characters that have ambitions, desires and strength. I feel blessed and fortunate that I have seven films in the next one year in which I play various shades of women.”
She adds, “Films like Bheed, Afwaah, The Lady Killer, Bhakshak, Mudassar Aziz’s next, Govinda Naam Mera and another announced untitled film , will reflect the fact that I have been able to accomplish this.”
Bhumi says these 7 films will allow her to showcase 7 fascinatingly strong women in cinema!
The actress says, “This conscious choice, to be an actor who showcases different sides of fiercely independent women, has also given me a chance to work with my favourite filmmakers and co-stars. I have had a lot of fun shooting for these films.”
She adds, “My upcoming film choices and the characters I play in them are a reflection of my belief system and goal as an artiste to portray women well on screen. I enjoy choosing scripts that lets me disrupt the content landscape. I will continue to do the same in the near future.”
Bhumi’s first release is Govinda Naam Mera which is set to release on December 16.