Bhumi Pednekar: Breaking Beauty Stereotypes

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar, It takes nothing but sheer courage to undergo extremes for a character in a movie. Bhumi Pednekar is an example that if you have a love for a craft, nothing else matters. She is a wonderful performer and has always cast herself in different roles in different films.

She made a debut with Sharat Katariya directed 2015 film Dum Laga ke Haisa. She played the character of the female lead opposite Ayushman Khurrana. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female in that year. She earned massive praise from the people in her industry for dedicating herself to the nuance of the craft. She gained more than 30 kg of weight for her character’s demand.

Bhumi Pednekar belongs from Bombay. Bhumi’s father was the former home and labour Minister in Maharashtra. Her mother was an activist. The couple had two daughters. They took an education loan for Bhumi’s education in Whistling Woods International. She was dropped off from the college due to her low attendance. She did not give up and went on struggling. After one and a half years, she found the position of Assistant Casting Director in Yash Raj Films, which fuelled her growth in her career. She worked in Yash Raj for more than 6 years.

After six years, she made her debut in a film. A film that changed her life forever. Dum Laga Ke Haisa not only broke all beauty standards for women but also had many other visceral social messages. Since then, there has been no looking back!

Bhumi has worked consecutively in many films that broke the beauty standards for women set up by society. From films like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Saand ki Aankh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha to many films like Bala and Sonchiriya, she has dedicated herself to the entirety of the character.

Even in today’s time, when other actresses find it risky to do a different character, Bhumi has proved herself adept in this forte! She is a true inspiration for all cinema lovers.

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