Won't reject a film due to fear of being stereotyped: Bhumi
Bhumi Pednekar says she will not let go of a good role due to the fear of being typecast. The 28-year-old actor made her debut with 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, where she played a small-town girl who battles patriarchy. In her upcoming projects, "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Bhumi appears to be portraying similar characters.
"I have thought about getting stereotyped. But I am not going to miss out on a role because I am scared that people will only see me as a small–town girl," the actor told. Bhumi says she has worked hard at making her characters stand apart and hopes the audiences appreciate is.
"It's a bigger challenge for me to make every character different. They belong to the same economic stratum and are courageous... This is the only similarity. I really hope people don't feel the characters are same because I've tried recreating myself in all these films by staying true to my character." Bhumi says.Watching diverse cinema has influenced her choice of films.
"I think I naturally have a tendency to pick such roles. I've been brought up in an environment where we were made socially responsible at a very young age. The kind of films we were exposed to, while growing up, were more niche.
"The kind of taste I developed as an audience was more towards meaningful films that were entertaining. So, I naturally tend to pick up characters which have some strength," she adds. Bhumi is glad that films today offer well-etched characters to women."In the last five years, there has been such a huge change in the kind of roles written for women and the kind of films coming out. Even the audience is open today to watch good films