Parineeti is my inspiration: Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar might have stunned the audience with her new slim ‘avatar’, but it is actor Parineeti Chopra’s weight loss that has been an inspiration for the Dum Laga ke Haisha star.

Bhumi, who made her Bollywood debut earlier this year with the Yash Raj Films, praised Parineeti for her new look.

When asked if she inspired the Hasee Toh Phasee actor, Bhumi said, “No I didn’t inspire her. In fact, Parineeti is an inspiration to me. The way she has lost her weight it’s amazing.”  The actor was talking to reporters at the 11th Guild Awards here. While her fans have praised her new slim avatar, many have criticized Parineeti, saying she is trying to encourage thin figure for women. Bhumi, however, feels it is more important to be fit than being slim.

“More than being thin, it’s ultimately important to be fit and healthy. That’s what matters,” she said. Bhumi would soon be reuniting with her Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-star Ayushmann Khurrana in Aanand L Rai’s production Manmarziyaan.

The film also stars Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal. 

“I am excited to share screen space with Ayushmann and Vicky. I think they are an amazing team to work with,” she said.
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