In her debut in 2015, Bhumi Pednekar took critics by surprise and won awards for playing an overweight girlfriend who stands up for her rights in the romantic comedy ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’. Since then, Bhumi Pednekar has produced a series of successes with significant cinema.
She has been seen in ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhaan’, ‘Saand Ki Aankh’, ‘Bala’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ and ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’, and many more in a review. Featured Movies.
But is Bhumi comfortable with the star tag? In an interview with IANS, Bhumi Pednekar, who started out as an assistant to Shanoo Sharma, the casting director for Yash Raj Films, made the confession: “I’m a little shy to call myself a star.”
She insists that she is an actress “who has received a lot of affection.” Bhumi said: “I think the definition of stardom has changed over different generations. But yes, I am grateful that my films are appreciated and that people love me and I will continue to do what I do on and off the screen ”.
Hindi cinema is known for its larger-than-life movies, but Bhumi Pednekar has stood her ground by only appearing in “message-driven” movies and considers herself lucky.
“I have always liked that my films have a positive message along with entertainment, since that is what cinema should do mainly,” said Bhumi.
He added: “I feel like this is how movies would be in the future. If someone spends two hours watching a movie or my content, it must generate some kind of positive change in their thinking. “
As a public figure, Bhumi is also doing her part for the world. In 2019, it launched the ‘Climate Warrior’ campaign to raise awareness about environmental protection and global warming.
So is it time for Hindi cinema to raise issues related to climate change and sustainable lifestyles? Pat was Bhumi’s reply: “Yes! I think it is time for Hindi cinema to start showing a sustainable way of life in its films. “
She added: “As a fraternity, we are awake and personally I would like to believe that we are more aware than other industries, but I still feel that we are not doing enough.”
Bhumi, by the way, has been named as the first global ambassador of the MAC cosmetics brand from India due to her efforts towards climate conservation and sustainability and also because of her work.
In fact, he makes sure that the sets he works on don’t use plastic bottles and single-use plastics as much as possible.
Bhumi Pednekar concluded: “I know it is difficult, but I try to make my ecosystem as sustainable as possible. I feel like we need narratives in movies / movies that send the message because they are the most powerful medium to get the message out to the masses. “
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