Bhumi Pednekar, who gained stardom as the plump girl in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, now refuses to gain as much weight for her upcoming projects.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha won a National Award for the best Hindi film in that year.
Bhumi Pednekar has been in the news for weighty reasons right from her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. She started her second film Manmarziyan which was shelved, and then had her second release Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which flushed out competition at the box office.
But her third release — Aanand L. Rai produced Shubh Mangal Savdhan — has not been as successful a film as one predicted due to her teaming up with Ayushmann Khurrana.
The two had worked together in both Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Manma-rziyan, again. “There is a lot of discussion about a woman when it comes to her weight. But I have got several positive responses even till today. I got a lot of positive response for my second film as well as for how I lost weight. But that should stop now, because it is over and done with,” says the actress.
So will she gain weight for any film she is offered? “Well, I took three long years to shed that weight.
Boys and girls have different body mechanisms. Boys may find it easy, but I found it pretty tough. Actors need to gain or lose weight depending on the characters they play, but I won’t gain 27 kgs anymore,” says Bhumi.