‘I was im­pa­tient to go back to act­ing’

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Bhumi Ped­nekar’s (right) de­but film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, in which she played an over­weight bride, re­leased in 2015. It took a year for Bhumi to shed the extra ki­los that she had put on for the film. Dur­ing this time, the actor did not have any film projects, and be­ing away from the sets was chal­leng­ing for her.

“The tough­est [part] has been the wait be­tween my first and sec­ond film, when I was knock­ing off my weight. It took me about a year to get it off. I was im­pa­tient to go back to act­ing. I was men­tally pre­pared [for this gap] but it still takes a toll on you. Be­ing at home had got on my nerves,” says Bhumi, who will now be seen in Aanand L Rai’s next pro­duc­tion, and in a film star­ring Ak­shay Ku­mar. She plays the fe­male lead in both the films.

Asked if she is ready to put on weight for a film again, Bhumi says, “Def­i­nitely! But maybe not as much. For Dum Laga Ke Haisha, I gained some­thing like 24 kg. But yes, I’m all for ex­per­i­ment­ing with my body. I still don’t know how skinny or big I look on-screen, though.”

Shoot­ing for films is her favourite part of be­ing an actor, says Bhumi. “The best part “is that I get to be on the sets and act. That’s my happy place. This is my pas­sion. I wanted to be an actor, I wanted all of it, the good and the bad.”

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