Bhumi Pednekar recently featured in a short film helmed by film-maker Zoya Akhtar, and said it was empowering to work with her.
In an interview with IANS, the Dum Laga Ke Haisha actress said, “I think I am very privileged to get a chance to work with her (Akhtar). She is so brilliant to work with. It is empowering to work with a woman this strong and clear”.
The 27-year-old stated how it was her first time working with a woman director and was a refreshing change to do so. “Her thinking is so different… I think Zoya is a genius and it’s an honour and privilege for me to work with her,” she further added.
The film’s theme is Love and Lust, and is Bhumi’s first short film appearance too. She says, “Because I think when you do a film like this, you can experiment a lot with yourself. You can break boundaries and sort of break a lot of stereotypes, technical and creative clichés that happen to be in our films. It is complete freedom of creativity in a format like this. It was a great experience. I have had such blast shooting for this film.”
“She has always been on my wish list. I did it because she was making it, and then I read the script and then I thought ‘There is no way I am letting go of this’,” she signed off.
The actress will be seen along with Akshay Kumar in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Ayushmann Khuranna in Shubh Mangal Savdhan.
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