Bhumi Pednekar is one of the few actors in Bollywood who has had a phenomenal year. Not only did the actress give us four releases – ‘Son Chiriya’, ‘Saand Ki Aankh’, ‘Bala’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’, but three of her films also went on to become hits at the box office. ‘Son Chiriya’ get huge critical acclaim. Many felt Bhumi’s performance in the film was award-worthy. Rest of her films went on to deliver close to 300 crores at the box office. This is a rare feat, especially for a new age actor. ‘Bala’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ are still running successfully at the box office.
“It has been a fantastic year for me creatively. All my films have presented me with new challenges, made me push myself and I have truly relished the opportunities. I’m thankful to audiences for loving my performances. They keep me motivated to push myself further,” says Bhumi, who has stamped her presence over Bollywood with her acting skills.
Bhumi adds, “As an artist, I have always chosen to experiment and when such experimentations do well, it gives me a lot of confidence, a lot of lessons. It tells me that I’m on the right path and gives me the validation that it’s ok for me to push boundaries with my film choices.”
This enormous box office success has lead to Bhumi being roped in by some of the most sought-after filmmakers of our country who want her to be in their ambitious projects because of her brilliant acting! Bhumi’s next films include Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’, Alankrita Srivastava’s ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare’, Akshay Kumar’s presentation ‘Durgavati’, to name a few.
She says, “I’m hugely grateful to all my film-makers for making me part of their vision. It has been an honour to bring all the characters to life and it has taken a lot out of me because I’m an emotional actor. I look to hunt for the best scripts and when I find them I give my 200 percent. So, the attachment is deeper and that makes me push myself harder.