Cinema can spark conversations, says Bhumi Pednekar

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Mumbai: Actors Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana along with “Shubh Mangal Savdhan” director R.S. Prasanna during the promotion of the song ‘Kanha’ from their upcoming film “Shubh Mangal Savdhan” at Fever 104 FM station in Mumbai on Aug 17, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai : Talking about her choice of films, actor Bhumi Pednekar on Wednesday said she believes that “cinema can spark conversations.”
The actor’s idea of taking up a film depends on the unique storyline that project extraordinary women with extraordinary stories. The ‘Bala’ actor said, “I search for extraordinary stories of extraordinary women! I think that really guides my film choices, Cinema can spark conversations and all my films, in their own, unique way, have been about achieving parity.”
Pednekar has tried to give a voice to the unheard stories of powerful, strong and independent women.
“Right from my debut, I have tried to bring to life stories of powerful, strong, independent women who have a voice and they want to be heard by society,” she added.

Pednekar, who had played a role of an overweight girl in Dum Laga Ke Haisha and later shed weight for the next film said, “I am proud of my body of work and I know I will constantly pick projects that hit home for me. Such subjects are extremely close to my heart because I do feel I have a responsibility to portray women differently on screen.”

“Thankfully, I have been lucky enough to find these projects and fortunate that the film-makers have decided that they could channelise these really special on-screen women characters through me,” Pednekar added. (ANI)

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