The trailer of ‘Sonchiriya’ is out and many are appreciating the rebellious portrayal of leading stars Bhumi Pednekar and Sushant Singh Rajput. For the actor, it was liberating to work on the Abhishek Chaubey directorial as she feels it has a great reflection of what is happening in the country.
“The expectations are extremely high. Abhishek Chaubey is one of the finest directors we have in the country and he has brought about such a beautiful and power-packed crew together,” Bhumi told in an email interview when asked about the expectations from the film.
“It’s hard-hitting but at the same time it’s very relevant and important. I think it has some really great performance and a lot of craft. I am very proud of this film and it’s a privilege to be a part of it,” added the actor.
Talking about the digital world, the actor also did a Netflix show titled ‘Lust Stories’, which had four different tales told by directors Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibaker Banerjee. In the opening scene of her story, she was seen sharing an intimate scene with the male lead.
Bhumi said she had herself watched the film beside her mother. She was pointing to how the Indian audience has matured to see such scenes with family members. “I wouldn’t say I was not embarrassed. Of course I was! But there was no discomfort once the scene was done. Honestly, I was amazed by the fact that how not a lot of people spoke about the particular scene and people spoke about everything in the film. I was surprised how much people have matured.
In ‘Sonchiriya’, which also stars Manoj Bajpayee and Ashutosh Rana, Bhumi essays a dacoit. The actor feels contemporary cinema is “100 per cent” revolutionary.
“They are a part of change. It’s such a great time for female actors and content to thrive and it’s going to keep getting better,” she said.
The actor, who is also grabbing eyeballs for her changed body frame and fit avatar, says that in today’s time she is concerned about the population breathing unclean air and food which is not best in quality.
“It’s about eating clean and living a healthy lifestyle for the long run. These short term diets do more harm than any good,” she said.
—Indian Express