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. She also starred in Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Lust Stories and Saand Ki Aankh and is currently all-ready to hit screens with Bala today - sharing the screen with Ayushmann once again. While she did receive a lot of criticism, earlier for playing an old-age woman in Saand Ki Aankh and a for darkening her skin in Bala, the actress did clear up her stance.
In a recent interview with Deccan Chronicle, Bhumi shared, "I'm an actor. My job is to be able to do a different kind of parts. I choose films because I want to do something different. Watch my films and if you have a problem with it, please come and comment on my work but don't comment on my choices. I'm a half-decent actor. I bring a lot to the film. It's just can't be physical appearance why that person is taken in the film but there is a lot more that an actor has to do in the film." She continued that from the beginning of her career, she's taken on roles that try to break stereotypes.
On the criticism she has been receiving for her character in Bala, Bhumi commented, "I think it's human nature. I realise that when there is appreciation, there will be criticism. Everybody should have an opinion. Social media is a platform where you can put your opinion. I respect a lot of opinions and take it into consideration but if someone is putting crap then I flush unwanted things down the toilet." After Bala, Bhumi will be next seen in Karan Johar's multi-starrer Takht.