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Tuesday Trivia: Bhumi Pednekar watched her debut film 'Dum Laga ke Haisha' 45 times in theatre

Updated on: 18 July,2023 10:45 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Bhumi Pednekar Birthday 2023: In today's Tuesday Trivia, we bring you a tidbit about the actress' debut film 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'

Tuesday Trivia: Bhumi Pednekar watched her debut film 'Dum Laga ke Haisha' 45 times in theatre

Bhumi Pednekar

Actor Bhumi Pednekar made her Hindi film debut as an actor with 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' in 2015. The film directed by Sharat Katariya also starred Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead. Bhumi made a very unconventional debut. Unlike most who opt for a glamorous role for their debut, Bhumi gained weight for her character. 

'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' narrates the tory of Prem and Sandhya. Prem, a school dropout, hesitantly marries an educated but overweight girl, Sandhya. However, the two come closer when they take part in a race, which involves Prem carrying Sandhya on his back. While talking to Farahan Akhtar, Bhumi had revealed that she watched her film in theatres for 45 days. "I remember the day Dum Laga Ke Haisha released I was up at 7 am and I had partied till 5 am. I was there for the first show and I watched one show everyday with the director. So for 45 days, I was in the theatres watching at least one show everyday, crying with the audience, going crazy, laughing and I pretty much do that for most of my films. I watched Toilet in Chandan like 3 times because I realised that's where I will enjoy the film more."

For the film, Bhumi Pednekar had to gain a lot of weight. She was over 90 kilograms at the time of the shooting of the film. Talking about how she felt transforming herself for the film, Bhumi said, "I did not realise how much weight I gained, until I watched 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' cause nothing in my life had changed. I somehow fit into my old clothes. They just became shorter and super tight  but I felt extremely sexy. eve now when I watch Dum Laga ke Haisha' I feel at certain place I look really sexy. I didn't feel differently. people didn't treat me differently". 

Bhumi Pednekar is known for making different and stand-out choices when it comes to her movies. The actress has been part of films like 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan', 'Bala', 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and 'Badhaai Do', which also have a social message packaged in an entertaining manner. More recently, she featured in Afwaah, co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She will next be seen in 'The Lady Killer' co-starring Arjun Kapoor

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