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

BizAsia Correspondent



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