Bhumi Pednekar has often challenged stereotypes through her movies- both the ones against actresses and that exist in the society
Only three films old, actress Bhumi Pednekar has created quite the stir in the industry with the choice of her roles and powerful prominent performance with which she has taken on social issues like open defecation, sanitation, arranged marriages and erectile dysfunction. In all her movies, she has shown herself to be a strong and opinionated woman. She graced the Times Glitter event on October 6, 2017 and was snapped at the wedding exhibition in a yellow and white sleeveless floor-length gown with floral motifs on the torso.
Bhumi looked elegant in the gown that she teamed up with a black belt at the waist and sparkling danglers. She completed the look with pink lips and her hair tied in a low pony tail.
Bhumi posed for the shutterbugs and marked a great entrance when she unveiled the latest pre-wedding and pre-festival Glitter 2017 collection at the Times event. She further interacted with the media and actively made her way at the exhibition speaking to the people at different kiosks who exhibited fashion jewelry.
The Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actress posed with some of the jewelry pieces from the collection and was seen smiling for the cameras. In a recent interview with a leading daily, she was quoted saying, “Gone are the days where heroines just needed to be a puppet and a mere tool of glamour in films”, further adding, “Now is the time characters need to be made around girls and women because, honestly, they are the ones either suffering or celebrating at the moment because after a very long time we are finally seeing some sort of change in the society and in the film industry. I’m just glad that such movies are written.”
The actress who prefers “content-driven films” where she has an “equal role to play as much as her male counterparts” witnessed a massive success with her big release opposite Akshay Kumar – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, soon after which director R S Prasanna was reportedly all praises for her and her co-star, Ayushmaan Khurana who he said were “a delight to work with.” Prasanna directed Shubh Mangal Savdhaan where Bhumi and Ayushmaan were shown as a recently engaged couple struggling with how the society deals with performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction issues, thereby hinting at the orthodox views and patriarchal notions of the society. She will next be seen in Chambal helmed by Abhishek Chaubey.
Exclusive photos of the Shubh Mangal Savdhaan actress at the Times Glitter Event!
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