Bhumi Pednekar is an actor who strives for perfectionism. For her next, Sonchiraiya she sat through several hours of make-up sessions to make her look unrecognisable. So, when the trailer was released, people lauded her ability to become the character she is playing.
“She wore a lot of make-up for the film to make her skin look sun burnt, weather beaten, pigmented. The idea was to get her tanned down three to four shades to make her resemble someone who works under the sun in the arid, hot, burnt Chambal valley. It was quite a process every single day for her to look the part,” a source says.
Bhumi, an urban girl next door has constantly changed herself drastically for her roles. From her first film she has grabbed the attention of audiences with her acting as well as her willingness to transform for the part. In DumLaga Ke Haisha, she put on a lot of weight and made a bold debut as an obese but self-assured young woman, Sandhya. In her next film, Toilet : Ek Prem Katha, she played Jaya, a determined and progressive young woman from a small town. She again played a small town girl Sugandha in Shubh Mangal Savdhan. In Zoya Akhtar’s Lust Stories, she was a house-maid and surprised everyone by looking the part. So, it’s no surprise that she is now playing a village girl from 1970s Chambal convincingly.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 | Team Viva
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