Did you see Dum Laga Ke Haisha's trailer? Are you following the updates of this film? If so then you would be aware of the lead actress Bhumi Pednekar who will be debuting in this film as the lead heroine.
Who knew? Could you have ever imagined that a 30 year old, over weight lady would someday be the lead actress of a Bollywood movie. Considering the stereotype that lead actress should be extremely thin and fabulous, little could we imagine about such a thing ever happening.
But much to the shock and awe of us, it has happened. Bhumi Pednekar will be debuting in Bollywood as the lead actress in Dum Laga Ke Haisha with none other than Ayushmann Khurrana as the actor whom she'll be seen romancing.
Not only is she debuting as the lead heroine at 30 years, but she is being launched by YRF who have earlier launched actors like Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh. Parineeti Chopra etc.
The studio that backed talents like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ranveer Singh etc is now launching this talented actress. Did you know that much before Bhumi started shooting for this movie, she was actually a assistant casting director who was working for the main casting director, Shanoo Sharma at YRF studios?
Yes, she was actually assisting Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and even Rani Mukerji with her last film Mardaani. But little did all these people know about her acting chops.
No one dared to imagine that the talented casting director would someday break the stereotypes and the age old norms to become the leading heroine.
From the looks of the trailer, this movie is sure to entertain the crowds and we too hope that the film is a hit so that more and more talented people like her get a chance to prove their worth in Bollywood.
Read her rags to riches story below...
Shanoo Sharma was the casting director who spotted this 30 year old actress, she was also the person who made Ranveer and Arjun the stars they are today.
She started working as an assistant to Abhimanyu Ray who was leading studio, YRF's former casting director after which she started to work for Shanoo Sharma.
Talented Bhumi Pednekar
The actress is all set to break the norms with her role in the movie and her acting chops.
Her job was to keep a track of the cast of the film, their scripts as well as the screen tapes.
Stars She Handled
Before the actress got a break to be the lead heroine in this film she was in charge of Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma.
Rani Mukerji Connection
Bhumi was also handling Mardaani project and that's when she got close to the actress. Rani felt she was very talented but she did not have the slightest idea that one day Bhoomi would be a heroine.
Rani Praises Bhumi
Rani Mukerji who herself is a talented actress praised Bhumi's acting chops after she saw the latter's performance in the movie.
Bhumi Has No Idea
Bhumi has no idea that she was being considered for this role by the YRF studio, she herself was shocked.
Mock Screen Test
The actress was asked to give a mock screen test before she was finalized and from the looks of it, she pretty much aced it, that's when she was cast as the lead heroine.
Lead Heroine Bhumi
She is the 30th actress launched by YRF Studios and the actress has been receiving compliments from everybody, from directors, producers to fellow actors.