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You cannot question our choice: Bhumi Pednekar on casting age-appropriate actor’s debate

After Taapsee Pannu’s savage reply to Neena Gupta and Rangoli Chandel on casting age-appropriate actors in Bollywood movies, even Bhumi Pednekar opened up about the criticism…


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Tushar Hiranandani’s Saand Ki Aankh has received the much-needed appreciation from the audience as well as the critics. The movie revolves around the lives of India’s oldest octogenarian shooters, Chandro and Prakashi Tomar. The duo as fondly called Shooter Dadis are played by Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar.

Recently, the debate of casting age-appropriate actors in commercial Bollywood movies had sparked up when a Twitter user had pointed out their curiosity of why actors like Neena Gupta and Soni Razdan were not approached to play the elder version of the Shooter Dadi’s. Which led to a full-blown twitter debate between Neena Gupta, Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel and Taapsee, where Rangoli had also lashed out at the makers and producer Anurag Kashyap.

(Also Read: Taapsee Gives a Savage Reply to Neena & Rangoli; Promises to Shower them with Bullets)

Now after almost a month, Bhumi addressed the same issue. In a recent interview, the actress, as quoted by Bombay Times, said, 

My perspective is I’m completely in sync with Taapsee. I feel as actors, it’s our choice to do a project or not, you cannot question our choice. Yes, there is a dearth of roles written for women irrespective of their age. And there is a dearth of good roles written for women at a certain age. We agree with that. But by the end of it, it is a director’s prerogative. And I don’t see there’s anything wrong in casting an actor who doesn’t physically fit a certain role because if that was the case, then you are completely opposing what the basic definition of being an actor is and then Taapsee and I would not land up with a lot of the roles that we are doing now.

- Bhumi Pednekar

On the work front, last seen in Sonchiriya with Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi is set to entertain the audience with Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala, Pati Patni Aur Woh Remake with Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare with Konkana Sen Sharma and Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship alongside Vicky Kaushal.

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