In an industry where slim waists, six-packs and fit frames are the order of the day, here comes the unusual Bhumi Pednekar, embodying an overweight girl in her debut film “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”. Weight issues are not an issue, says the actress, who is ready to reduce to size zero if the role demands it.
She has already slimmed down after eating her way to the 89 kg that her role in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” required her to be.
Asked if she’s ready to be a size zero, she told IANS: “Why not? But it all depends …if the script really needs me to be a size zero girl, if the character of the girl needs to be size zero, I’m ready for it.”
“If in my next film they want me to be a model or so, I’ll certainly shed all the extra kg to justify my character,” she added.
The fact that she can go out of her way for a role is justified in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”. For her character Sandhya, Bhumi consumed a customised calorie-rich diet for around a year to weigh about 89 kg.
She’s now ‘slimmer’.
“I’ve lost weight now. The reason my weight loss has happened is because when I was preparing for the film, I gained a lot of weight. I was on a high-calorie diet for a year. The only thing is when the film was over, it was time to let go off Sandhya…I went back to my normal life.”