DIDN’T EX­PECT MY WEIGHT TO BE­COME A BIG IS­SUE: BHUMI

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Bub­bly, fun and re­fresh­ingly can­did — that’s how ac­tor Bhumi Ped­nekar, who was in the Cap­i­tal to at­tend de­signer Vikas Bahl’s fash­ion show re­cently (left), comes across.

The Dum Laga Ke Haisha ac­tor now looks noth­ing like her char­ac­ter in the film for which she had gained 15 ki­los, as she has now man­aged to shed the ex­tra ki­los. Ped­nekar re­vealed that all the weight talk post her de­but came as a sur­prise. “I wasn’t ex­pect­ing my weight to be­come such a big is­sue; I was sim­ply play­ing a char­ac­ter. The girl was sup­posed to be over­weight so I just put on the ki­los. To me, it wasn’t a big deal, but in In­dia, it’s an ev­ery­day, house­hold prob­lem. Peo­ple should let go of it. I think if you’re healthy phys­i­cally and men­tally, it doesn’t mat­ter what shape or size you are. If you like the way you look, just en­joy it! When I was 90 ki­los, I was still wear­ing what­ever I liked,” Ped­neker told us.

Go­ing from the topic of weight to mar­riage, the ac­tor also con­firmed that she’s re­ceiv­ing ‘shaadi ka rish­tas’ af­ter the film. “I was shocked! I thought: just be­cause I’m not wear­ing makeup and I am a cer­tain way in the film, you guys want to marry me? But, I have to say, all the at­ten­tion from my fans.. I re­ally love it.”

Hav­ing re­cently been to Delhi, Ped­neker loves the city’s cul­tural vibe. I love it be­cause of all its history and rich cul­ture. We miss that in Bom­bay.”

I think if you’re healthy phys­i­cally and men­tally, it doesn’t mat­ter what shape or size you are. When I was 90 ki­los, I still wore what­ever I liked

—Bhumi Ped­nekar, ac­tor

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