Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya's prep: Locked myself for 45 days

Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 10:24 IST | Mohar Basu

Bhumi Pednekar took to isolation to acquire mannerisms of Chambal resident for her upcoming release Sonchiriya

Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya's prep: Locked myself for 45 days
Bhumi Pednekar

At stark contrast to the lifestyle she leads today, Bhumi Pednekar is set to play the role of a resident of Chambal for a film set in the '70s. Understandably then, she had to isolate herself to acquire the demeanour of the character for Abhishek Chaubey's dacoit-drama Sonchiriya, for a fair amount of time. How much, you ask. "45 days," she responds.

"I isolated myself from the world for 45 days to understand the character. Acting is a process of metamorphosis; it's about forgetting who one is and becoming someone else. For Sonchiriya, I needed isolation to do so. I cut off from the world to understand the psyche and behaviour of the person I was becoming." Interaction for Pednekar, she says, was restricted to her family members only.

"I had to unlearn a lot to learn about her. I had little content to use as reference, and built on the material that I got from the script. I stayed at home, researched, and limited human interaction till I boarded my flight to Chambal."

Having arrived in Chambal, the actor took to another week of isolation before working on her diction. It is heard she learnt Bundelkhandi.

Also Read: No laundry for Bhumi Pednekar and Sushant Singh Rajput while filming Sonchiriya; here's why!

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