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, Saand Ki Aaankh and her latest release, Bala. This time around, she is gearing up for the release of her next film, Pati, Patni aur Woh in which stars next to Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday. The film is a remake of 1978 movie of the same name, however, the storyline might be similar to that of Biwi No 1 as well.
Speaking about her role in the upcoming film, Bhumi said, “I have been a huge fan of Karisma Kapoor since I was a child. I even bought a dress that was similar to the one she wore in Raja Hindustani. For me, she is the epitome of a commercial film heroine and I have seen and loved her films. A fabulous actor, she was outstanding in comedies and Biwi No 1 was a huge inspiration for me while I was preparing myself for Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Karisma as a simple bahu to becoming the firecracker in the film had bowled me over and she was my most definitive reference point to nail my role in this film.
Bhumi essays the role of Kartik’s character’s wife and explained that Karisma was the inspiration behind her playing the part. She added that she felt very fortunate to have a character similar to that of Karisma. She concluded, “It's a dream come true for me to play a role that is so strikingly similar to hers. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the commercial film heroine for the first time in my career and I realised my childhood wish in the process.”