For Bhumi Pednekar, this was a rather exciting year. Two horror films and one life film showed the diversity of actors’ choices. She says she loves decorating her movies because fans think they want it from her.
“There are many responsibilities and responsibilities to the audience. The idea is to keep reinventing, keep trying and challenging while working out of the box. It’s for personal growth. It is also what is expected from the audience. We also want to continue to entertain and continue to grow our fan base,” says Pednekar.
This 31-year-old woman who starred in this year’s film Bhoot-Part One: The Haunted Ship, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, Durgamati said, “I want a good story to reach the audience. I’m glad they associate good content with me. Because it means I must have done the right thing.”
But does those expectations tend to put pressure on her when she chooses a project?
“No, it’s just reacting to the stories and characters that come in my way,” says Pednekar. I don’t believe in the length of the role it will be a commercial hit. These are the stories I really want to say. I have no set formula and no way to choose my movie. If I like it.”
In her first film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), the word unconventional was attached to her. And the learners are looking forward to providing more.
“I have changed our narrative and the audience wants something new. Especially due to global content, we have been exposed to great content over the past few years. Today, the expectations of the audience are very different, and I am proud of the fact that we can achieve it. I am happy that my movies are part of this change,” she says.
This year, two films originally intended for theater releases have made their way to the OTT platform, and Pednekar is pleased with this path that the entertainment world had to take due to the epidemic.
“I’m really a fan of the (web) platform. As an actor, I am a greedy person. I have had the opportunity to reach many countries and my films will enter audience markets that would otherwise not have been reached. There are so many languages in which movies have subtitles and they are released in multiple countries around the world at the same time. Our audience habits have changed. But saying that she fully agrees that theater and OTT can happily coexist, she concludes.