Bhumi Pednekar: “I would love to be a masses heroine”

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After two consecutive hits, actress Bhumi Pednekar recently shared her hopes on her future in Bollywood.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Pednekar said that she would love to be a heroine for the masses. “I represent 70% of Indian people and that is a responsibility. People ask me, ‘do you want to do a commercial film?’ What’s a commercial film? A film, which earns money, right? All my three films have earned money. The concept of commercial films has changed, people love films with content and those films are earning money. I would love to be a masses heroine as these are the people watch your films again and again. I want to be a massy actor, like Akshay Kumar, who gets so much love. A lot of people feel that if you speak good Hindi then you are a massy actor. We have to break that. There is a stereotype that if you wear Indian attire then you must be regressive and not cool, that is wrong. My dress does not decide the kind of person I am.”

However, the actress still wants to tell sensible stories. “I grew up listening to ‘Tip tip barsa paani’ (from ‘Mohra’) and I used to dance to it every time it played (laughs). I want to do those kinds of films too. But I strongly feel that the audience has become smart – and thank god for that – because only then will we be able to make good cinema. So, I want to do glamorous but sensible films, which are being made. I am very glamorous in real life, but glamour does not mean skin show. Would I do it? Well, it depends on whether there is a reason for me to do it or not.”

Pednekar is all set to start shooting for her next film, with co-actor Sushant Singh Rajput and director Abhishek Chaubey, in January.

 

by Sahar Junejo

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