Bhumi Pednekar: I will showcase different shades of being a woman

With the success of films like Saand Ki Aankh, Bala and Pati Patni Aur Woh last year, the years of 2019 proved to be very fruitful for Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar. Now, she is looking forward to 2020 and says she will showcase different shades of being a woman this year.

While speaking to news agency IANS, Pednekar said, “For me, how I portray women in cinema matters a lot and next year will see me portray some really distinctive, independent, confident and individualistic women. I think I will showcase the different shades of being a woman next year (2020).”

The 30-year-old actor will be seen as a leading lady in the Akshay Kumar presentation Durgavati and Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare where she will share the screen space with National Award winner Konkona Sen Sharma. She will also have cameos in the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan and Vicky Kaushal’s Bhoot : The Haunted Ship.

“I’m really excited that I am getting to play such a varied mix of women who I hope will stand out and make a statement for who they are, what they believe in and what they stand for. It is great that women are being championed and being celebrated in so many films and I feel nice that I have been part of such cinema,” she said. 

Pednekar says she will continue looking for and choosing such cinema because it appeals to her strongly. The Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor says she has never ever chosen a film in which her part had nothing important to say. “Such films don’t excite me and I don’t connect with it. My characters have always had a voice of her own and stood her ground and was vocal about her decisions and beliefs. I gravitate towards such characters easily and I think audiences too expect to see me play such parts that represent today’s women,” she added.

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