Conversation with Bhumi Pednekar is a delight. We happened to catch up with the actor on an exceptionally busy day where she had award ceremonies to attend, planes to catch and trials to go to and our interview happened over the course of a 12-hour window. Not once during that interval did Bhumi made anyone feel that she was pressed for time and perhaps more than a little tired. Bhumi Pednekar makes you feel she is truly happy to talk to you and that is a quality that is getting increasingly rare these days.
Bhumi Pednekar is a busy star. She had four movie releases in 2019 and each one of them has found her expanding her creative arc. Like Saand Ki Aankh which sees her portraying a character that goes all way from the age of 20 to 70 years within a gripping narrative. The movie is based on real-life characters, Chandro and Prakshi Tomar who are sharpshooters from Uttar Pradesh. “I really enjoyed working on the movie,” says Bhumi.
“I met Chandro Tomar and once you meet them it is so easy to identify with them. They are so full of love. Plus, the soundtrack of the film was really good.”
Pednekar’s choice of movies has always been nothing short of inspired starting from Dum Laga Ke Haisha, her debut
in 2014 to now, five years later where she essayed four completely different roles in four different films. “I read every script that I get,” she says. “Then I have this sort of instinct which tells me which ones to go for.” Her instinct has provedunerring so far which finds her careergraph going on an upswing with every successive release.
“I am thankful for all the love I receive as an actor,” she says. “Success to me means more opportunities and I am very thankful for that.”