Bhumi Pednekar Opened Up On Her Dusky Look In "Bala" Being Criticized

Aesha |Oct 24, 2019

Actress Bhumi Pednekar has reacted to the criticism she got for playing a woman with a dark complexion in her film "Bala".

The dusky look of Bhumi Pednekar in the impending movie Bala received lots of criticism of the cyber users when the trailer was published. The actress said that the movie has no intention of mocking dark skin. On the other hand, the film attempts to break the obsession or the affinity people often have towards fair skin in the nation.

In a talk with IANS, Bhumi shared, “See, that was the character. When people see the film they will understand that it is not making fun of colour. It is a film that is trying to break the basic bias or the obsession that people have with fair-skinned India.”


She said more, “I have been reading up all the articles and, again, it comes down to the same thing that started the ageism debate over Saand Ki Aankh. I don’t think there is a right or a wrong. As an actor I am doing my duty. I am an actor so that I can play different characters. If that doesn’t happen, I won’t exist.”


The actress kept on that for example, if that didn’t happen, it would have not been her playing in Dum Laga Ke Haisha as she had to put on 30 kilos for the character. She added that someone else would have acted in the film instead of her.

Besides gaining 30 kilos for her debut movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bhumi also underwent a complicated prosthetic process to get into the skin of her character as one of the oldest sharpshooters of India in Saand Ki Aankh, her next film.


She said, “All my films are different and in all my films I look different. I am very clear. Even if I have to play a man I will do it. I’ll do whatever it takes.” She also stressed that it was the prerogative of the director. If he offered her such an engrossing role, why would she not do the part?


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