I wasn’t body-shamed: Bhumi
On the contrary, Bhumi says she was praised for her role in Dum Laga Ke Haisha
There’s always a buzz around actors who lose or gain weight for their films. And Bhumi Pednekar (right) created a lot of noise when she gained many kilos for her debut film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015). Given how showbiz isn’t open to the lead female actor being overweight, Bhumi was reportedly body-shamed for the film. However, the actor dismisses these reports; says she was in fact, appreciated for her role.
“I was never body-shamed for Dum Laga Ke Haisha. I was praised for my role. I will always cherish and love the respect I received from the audience. I felt overwhelmed and motivated,” says Bhumi, who is said to have lost 27 kgs for her upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
There were a couple of reasons why Bhumi decided to lose weight. In an earlier interview, Bhumi had spoken about the health issues she faced, when she was overweight. She also felt that there wasn’t much scope for plus-size women in films.
“We don’t have a lot of great scripts written for plussize women. I’m content with the way I am right now. I’m not skinny, and I like that,” she had said.
I will always cherish and love the respect I received from the audience. I felt overwhelmed and motivated BHUMI PEDNEKAR, ACTOR