When most girls sacrificed their lunches to join the hourglass committee, one girl threw her figure away for her career. Now that's commitment for you. An excellent first impression and a great movie later Bhumi Pednekar is proof that Bollywood finds acting gems in the most unusual places. The 27 year old has been making news again as her new film: Toilet Ek Prem Katha is already in theatres and has already been proclaimed as another blockbuster.
Here are a few fun facts about Bhumi that'll make you want to know more…
1. She is a great actress
Dum Lagake Haisha was her first movie that received a lot of critical acclaim. She won the filmfare for the best female debut for playing the role of Sandhya, a chubby school teacher who faces marital problems because of her weight.
2. She gives us serious fitness goals
The young actress gained 25 Kilos within a year for her character in DLKH 2015 and lost it all in just 4 months.In an industry where actors with a little extra fat are typecast in roles for comic relief, Bhumi created a niche for herself by showing that hardwork and talent are the only things that matter.
3. She was an accidental find by YRF
Yash Raj Films is famous for their accidental finds who later turned out to be crowd favourites( Parineeti Chopra was their PR manager before landing ishaqzaade ). She was a casting director for Yash Raj films when the casting crew realized that Bhumi's demo was better than the real auditions.
4. She has a great sense of style
Say what you want, but curvy women rocking fashion is a great slap in the face for today's Fashion Police. Bhumi has proved countless times that her sense of fashion is truly impeccable. Here are a few of her looks
5. She has no dearth of offers
Her latest film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha with Akshay Kumar is already out and running successfully. Her performances have been so impressive that she has already signed a three film deal with YRF and has two other movies with former co-star Ayushmann Khurrana set to release in 2018.
Her commitment to her roles and the ease with which she brings them to life is truly remarkable. Perhaps her ability to give a piece of her to everything she does is the secret to her success.
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