In a short amount of time, Bhumi Pednekar has made a huge name for herself in Bollywood. Making her debut with Ayushmann Khurrana in 2015’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha, the actress’ dedication to her character and her performance was lauded by many. Later, she starred in Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Lust Stories and the recently released Saand Ki Aankh, opposite Taapsee Pannu. While the actress has spent around 4 years in the industry so far, she believes that she does not need to get into a comfort zone and would rather put in 10 times more work than her counterparts.
In an interview with The Indian Express, Bhumi spoke about how the roles have humbled her as a person. She said, “The way I have experienced rural and small town India in the last 4 years, I’ve never experienced in the last 24 years. It has really been like an awakening for me because my experiences have really humbled me as a person. I’ve realised that the world that I have lived in for the majority of my life was a bubble. And now I’ve burst that bubble. Now, I want to make a difference through my work. I want to have a voice because I want to encourage women to have an opinion, to stand up for their right. I believe in equal rights for both the genders.”
The actress also touched up on content-driven scripts why she somehow finds a those roles for herself. Bhumi explained, “When it comes to choosing content-driven scripts, I just have a feeling that if I say no to this part, I’ll feel really bad. I honestly don’t understand what the audience likes to see because I think they are changing at a really fast pace. But I feel even my sensibilities are changing with them.” The actress will be next seen in Bala opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and later star in Pati Patni aur Woh and Karan Johar’s Takht.