Bhumi Pednekar, the actress who got famous with her movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha along with Ayushmann Khurana says that she is a complete Mumbai girl and knows the pros and cons of it. The actress is says that although she is an urban girl, she is well versed with the reality of the social issues our society is facing today like gender equality or open defecation. Bhumi is currently working for her upcoming movies Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. As her upcoming film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” deals with the issue of open defecation, has she ever has faced such a situation in her life and on this she says that although she has never faced sch situation but she belongs from a family where her parents are aware of the realities of our society.
Therefore, though she is an urban girl, but never lived in a bubble. Bhumi said she understood the intensity of the situation further after coming on board for the film. Like many commoners, even she used to think that may be our government is not doing enough. What she did not understand is it is a taboo and a mindset that is stopping people to use those public toilets made by the government. In the movie she completely justified her role and felt connected with the character. Imagine a girl who came to live in a house after marriage where she has to control her toilet urge for 14 hours and then only can go before sunrise and after sunset.
During the open defecation, she has to be conscious as there’s insecurity in the dark, she might get raped. How she must have gone through especially during her menstruation days.”According to Bhumi, it was not a task to empathize with the character and that Jaya, her character, represents many women of the country who are facing the problem every single day. Was there any moment where she had gone over-the-top emotionally while narrating the character?
“There comes the director. See, I am an emotional person and since I was emotionally connected to my character, while performing it was bound to happen. But our director (Shree Narayan Singh) had a strong vision and whenever I got carried away, he showed me the way. “As an actor, I believe making a cinema is a collaborative effort and if critics appreciate my performance, I do not take full credit of that, because I am a director’s actor,” said Bhumi, who was seen in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”. “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is releasing on August 11.