She made a successful debut last year with “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” but Bhumi Pednekar has taken things slow and the actress says she does not mind the gap as she is “picky” about her films.
Bhumi Pednekar, 27, had to put on several kilos to look the part of an overweight girl, Sandhya, in her last film. The actress says her career is going as per her plan because she needed the time off to get into shape.
“Honestly I needed time to get back into shape. I was expecting this gap and whatever would have been my second film, it was supposed to start now. My life is going as per plan. I am a little picky about scripts. I have taken my own time to select my films. But things are unfolding the way I had planned,” Bhumi told PTI.
The actress is currently shooting her second film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, which also stars Akshay Kumar, in Nandgaon, Mathura.
The film is again set in a small town just like “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, which was shot in Haridwar but Bhumi says there is no similarity between Sandhya and her character from the upcoming film.
“I don’t really think about getting typecast. If I can’t give a different performance from ‘Dum Laga..’ then I am failing as an cator. This is more of challenge to me. Small town set films tell stories about the real Indian families. But there is no similarity between Sandhya and the role I am playing in this film.”
Bhumi says “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is a family entertainer with a strong social message, and she is very happy with the way the film is shaping up.
“The film is full of romance, extremely funny but at the same time it is very credible. It deals with real people. It is a family entertainer with a strong social message. I am very happy to be a part of it.”