Courtesy : India Today
Young Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar has always been an environmentally conscious citizen who has taken up climate conservation as a cause to raise awareness among fellow Indians.
Bhumi has launched a lauded online and offline initiative called Climate Warrior through which she is mobilizing citizens of India to contribute towards protecting the environment. The acclaimed actress reveals she is hugely keen to do a film that highlights the impacts of climate change.
I would love that. When I did Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, the kind of noise and the kind of reach it had, where India was around the film. Now, post that if we look at the numbers today, there has been a great decline in open defecation. You know, it was a movement. And really, that's something that I try doing with the films that I'm associated with, I try to create that balance of positive messaging, along with entertainment.- Bhumi Pednekar
Courtesy : YRF
So, if I get an opportunity to do a film, there are no two ways that I won't do it. But nevertheless, I don't think cinema is the only way to bring about that change. I feel that with enough people speaking about it, and constantly speaking about it, also we can see a change. So, instead of just having one film 100%, that would be an add-on, but I'm saying right now we are at a level. I'm sorry, right now we are at a stage where hammering from all sides is going to do the job.- Bhumi Pednekar
On the work front, Bhumi is currently gearing up for her next film, Badhaai Do where she will be seen alongside Rajkummar Rao. The film is produced under the banner of Junglee Pictures, helmed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, written by Akshat Ghildial and Suman Adhikary and the shooting for the same with this new fresh pairing started in January.
The film's team took no breaks and concluded it within a stipulated period of time. Both leading actors will be seen in roles they have never played before, while Bhumi plays the role of a PT Teacher, Raj will be essaying the role of a cop.
Badhaai Do is the second part of the National Award Winning franchise Badhaai Ho.