Bhakshak is backed by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and is scheduled to premiere on the OTT platform on February 9.
Bhumi Pednekar is all set to impress us with her upcoming film, Bhakshak. For the uninitiated, the film is backed by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's joint venture, Red Chillies Entertainment. Recently, in an interview, Bhumi revealed that after wrapping up the shooting of the film in Lucknow, she received a call from none other than King Khan. Read on to know the details!
In an interview with News18, The Thank You For Coming actress revealed that she got a call from SRK following the completion of the shoot in Lucknow. She said, “The day we wrapped up the film, I remember I was eating dinner and I was like, ‘oh the film is done.’ There was going to be a get together party and we were in Lucknow and I got a call from Shah Rukh sir and, you know, he’s such a gracious man. He just called me to thank me (for doing the film) and I’m like dude you’re Shah Rukh Khan.”
The makers released the trailer of Bhakshak on Wednesday, January 31, and it instantly became the talk of the town. Bhumi plays Vaishali Singh, a journalist, in the movie. Her character is introduced in the trailer where she plays a fearless journalist who is determined to unearth the truth concealed at a Munawwarpur girls' shelter home and expose a heinous crime.
Veteran actor Sanjay Mishra goes with Bhumi on this arduous quest, helping her to get justice. The adversary is played by Aditya Srivastava, with Sai Tamhankar portraying a police officer.
Speaking about her part in the film, Bhumi Pednekar expressed her admiration for movies that experiment with inventive storytelling rather than sticking to the formula. She mentioned how she enjoyed watching unconventional films. "Bhakshak is also one such film, in fact, it is one of the most significant films of my career," the actress remarked. "This has been a profound experience and I am very grateful for scripts like Bhakshak and characters like Vaishali Singh that have the courage to tell these powerful narratives."
Bhakshak, which is based on true events, will premiere on Netflix on February 9, 2024.