Didn’t expect to do a Karan Johar film so early in career: Bhumi Pednekar

Bagging a Karan Johar directorial so early in her career was  a dream come true for Bhumi Pednekar who believes it’s a big opportunity to be a part of his next “Takht”. Directed by Johar, “Takht” also stars Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.

“It was a dream come true. I didn’t expect to bag a Karan Johar film so soon in my career. I always hoped I would work with him, he’s a prolific filmmaker. He has really changed the game. He has a great vision. I was surprised when it happened… I immediately told my parents,” Bhumi said.

“Takht” is set in Mughal era and chronicles the story of two warring brothers. While Bhumi is tight-lipped about her role, the “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” star says she’s happy that the films she’s doing align with her sensibilities. “When I started out, I didn’t realise I would get a chance to have an effect on so many people. I’ve been lucky to get work I believe in and which completely goes with my sensibilities, ideas and beliefs,” she says.

The actor, who has featured in films like “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, says she constantly looks for challenges and her approach to work hasn’t changed since her film debut in 2015. “I am an actor, a performer and I always take up work which will keep me on my toes. It should make me say ‘How will I do this, will I convince people?’ I still work as hard as I did during my first film. My films are doing well and I feel happy but I’m also constantly thinking what’s next. How do I better myself, it’s about constant improvement. I introspect a lot. I am super critical of myself. I am very tough to impress,” she adds.

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