The actress, who has been lauded for her bold and unconventional film choices, also said that she is ‘proud’ to be a Yash Raj Films heroine.
When we do something for the first time, it is always special. Ask Bhumi Pednekar.
In her recent social media post, the actress is celebrating the eighth anniversary of her debut Bollywood film Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana. The film, released under Yash Raj Films, went on to become a sleeper hit for its offbeat storytelling and breaking several stereotypes along the way.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Bhumi released an unseen video clip featuring her, Sanjay Mishra and Ayushmann Khurrana in a deleted scene from the movie.
Explaining the significance of her first movie in detail, Bhumi wrote, “Firsts are always special. Can't believe it has been 8 years already! I was so fortunate to have started my career as an actor with a film that broke the stereotype of how heroines were presented in Indian cinema."
She also talked about how proud she’s of the fact that she was the new heroine of Tash Raj Films, before toucing upon the ‘social evil’ that is body shaming.
“I was proud to be the new @yrf heroine - real, authentic, proud, righteous, self-reliant, body-positive and a girl who was so so beautiful. Body-shaming is a big social evil. Let's celebrate every human being's right to individuality. #8YearsOfDumLagaKeHaisha,” added Bhumi Pednekar.
Directed by Sharat Katariya, Dum Laga Ke Haisha is the love story of school dropout Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) and an educated but obese Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar).
Dum Laga Ke Haisha also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2016.