Bhumi Pednekar on her character in Badhaai Do: She is somebody whose life is very different from mine

Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar recently talked about playing a lesbian sports instructor in Badhaai Do.

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Actress Bhumi Pednekar has delivered some amazing performances in films like 'Shubh Mangal Saavadhan', 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', 'Saand Ki Aankh' and many more. Now the actress who is preparing for her upcoming release 'Badhaai Do', has recently talked about getting into the skin of her character.

Talking about her character in the film she says it is very different from her because she does not enjoy many of the privileges we take for granted.

Commenting on her character, a lesbian sports instructor who marries a gay cop (played by Rajkummar Rao), Pednekar said, 

"She is somebody whose life is very different from mine and that is not because of our sexual preferences, it is more about the choices one makes in life. I am somebody who has lived her life full of freedom. My character does not have that privilege."

Bhumi continued saying, 

"It wasn't about how I would feel about other people or the character that I am playing. It was more about how I would live my life that I could not relate a lot with. It is not as easy as going to the gym. It is more of an internal process."

Talking about her character's look, the Toilet Ek Prem Katha actress said 

"The director and our team members were very clear that when we look at the woman she should look like somebody who is vulnerable. So I have not shied away from not wearing makeup. I wanted to be away from the stereotype. I just wanted to be a woman and when the audience looks at me they must not look at the sexual preference of my character. That is how I wanted to play her."

Besides Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar, 'Badhaai Do' also stars Chum Darang, Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chadha, Lovleen Mishra, Nitish Pandey, and Shashi Bhushan in pivotal roles. Going by the trailer, the film focuses on a marriage of convenience aka an ‘atrangi wedding’ in a ‘satrangi setting’.

'Baadhai Do' will hit the theater screens on February 11.

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