Bhumi Pednekar Sonchiriya

Actress Bhumi Pedenkar was last seen in Netflix’s anthology ‘Lust Stories’ and she is soon all set to enthral the audience with her never-seen-before avatar in Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Sonchiriya’. In a career spanning three years, Bhumi has already impressed everyone with her acting prowess and has hits like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ to her credits.

Talking about her preparation for her role in ‘Sonchiriya’ the 28-year-old actress told Mumbai Mirror, “I prepped for three months, getting the dialect and body language right, but there’s more to my character than just placing her in a certain region. When I started shooting in the Chambal ravines in January, I didn’t know what to expect as we haven’t seen much of the terrain in films, with the exception of ‘Bandit Queen’ and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’. It was a surreal experience.”

It was one of the toughest films, but all of us would look forward to the shoot. I was motivated by Sushant Singh Rajput and Manoj Bajpayee sir, they are phenomenal” she added further.

In all her films so far, Bhumi has mostly played a small-town girl; so talking about her choice of characters, she shared, “As an actor, I want to try everything and I’m sure I will at some point. And while all my characters so far may come from the same social stratum, they have all been diversely different. I’m a Mumbai girl and had never lived in any small town till my first film happened. Playing a city girl will come naturally to me.”

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For her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, Bhumi had gained 28 kg and later she got back in shape. Talking about her weight-loss journey, Bhumi shared, “Gaining weight was emotionally tough as I couldn’t tell anyone about the film and they were wondering if I was eating too much because I was depressed. Losing it was equally difficult as I had to cut myself off from everything, be on a strict diet and work out a lot. I didn’t want to lose out on a role because I couldn’t ‘fit’ in.”

Also starring Ashutosh Rana and Ranveer Shorey, ‘Sonchiriya’ is a crime film based in the backdrop of Chambal. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on February 8, 2019.

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