Bhumi Pednekar is Maharashtrian unconventional actress. Bhumi was initially an assistant to the casting director of Yash Raj Films; and recently made her debut under the Yash Raj Films banner by starring in Dum Laga Ke Haisha starring
. She holds that it was like a “Cinderella moment” for her when she was asked to play the role of the leading actor in the movie. Bhumi plays the role of Sandhya an over-weight girl in her debut movie. She had to gain about 15 kilograms for her role in the movie but has now lost a lot of weight and is back at being fit.
Bhumi Pednekar might not be a well-known name in the Bollywood industry just yet but given her performance in her first movie that released in February 2015, the days are not far. Bhumi dreams of romancing with
Shah Rukh Khan
on screen. Her favorite actress is
and mentioned that she was obsessed with her role in
when she was 12 years old. She is being called an unconventional Bollywood actress due to her weight issues. Bhumi always had weight issues which make her different from the other stick-thin actresses of Bollywood; and the part where she loves herself and her body despite being a little over-weight is what makes her command respect.