5 Lesser Known Facts About Bollywood’s Wonder Girl Bhumi Pednekar You Didn’t Know Before

Last seen in Sonchiriya, Bhumi has escalated to Bollywood's A-list in a very short span. The actress is easily one of the best the B-town has to offer

1. Bhumi Pednekar started out as a casting director's assistant

Bhumi Pednekar in a black outfit
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Bhumi Pednekar has escalated to Bollywood’s A-list in a very short span. The actress is easily one of the best the B-town has to offer. Be it Toilet: Ek Prem Katha or Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Bhumi has garnered accolades for her acting including a Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards. In her last film Sonchiriya, Bhumi essayed the role of a world-weary Indumati Tomar who goes through quite an ordeal to save a girl child.

Sonchiriya recently had its world digital premiere on ZEE5 and is now streaming on the platform. For those planning to watch the film, check out five facts about Bhumi you should know. Did you know she began her career assisting a casting director? She had seen the likes of Disha Patani, Ranveer Singh and all audition.

2. Bhumi's audition for Dum Laga Ke Haisha

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As an assistant to a well-known casting director of a leading production house, Bhumi would often send mock videos to actresses for roles. So when she shot a video for Dum Laga Ke Haisha, she thought it was someone else. But as fate had it, she landed the role and we cannot imagine anyone but her play Sandhya Varma.

3. Bhumi had to put on weight for her role on Dum Laga Ke Haisha

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On a celebrity chat show, Bhumi once revealed that she was plump but had to put on weight for her debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha film. She was cast opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and ate all that she could to gain extra kilos.

4. Bhumi has assisted on films like Chak De! India, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

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In case you are unaware, Bhumi has worked on films like Chak De! India and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year before she assisted a popular casting director. Clearly, she knows more about films than any of us and hence the brilliant choices!

5. Bhumi locked herself for over a month to prepare for Sonchiriya

Bhumi Pednekar poses in a black gown
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A strong and independent Mumbai girl that she is, Bhumi had to lock herself away to get under the skin of Indumati. Speaking about her preparation for the role in the Abhishek Chaubey film, Bhumi told a leading tabloid, “I isolated myself from the world for 45 days to understand the character.”

Love Bhumi Pednekar? Don’t forget to watch her romantic comedy film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha opposite Akshay Kumar now streaming on ZEE5.