Bhumi Pednekar: I was fortunate that directors liked my performances
Bhumi Pednekar: I was fortunate that directors liked my performances

Bhumi Pednekar: I was fortunate that directors liked my performances

The actress was last in streaming movie Bhakshak also starring Sanjay Mishra in an important role

In a recent media interview, Bhumi Pednekar opened up about using the term female-led-projects, specific to films headlined by women because no one uses men-led-projects to describe otherwise.

Pednekar says, “There is a misconception that people are not immediately drawn to watch films or content headlined by women. Such projects are immediately bracketed as ‘female-led projects’. This is an annoying term and I hate it from my gut. Gender doesn’t define people’s watching preference. Audience wants to see good cinema, good content. They aren’t choosing to watch it basis gender. It’s ridiculous.”

The actress further adds, “If that was the case, I wouldn’t have survived and I have built a career out of essaying remarkably strong women on screen! I got lucky because I started working at a time that coincided with how women characters were being written for cinema. There were author backed roles written for me. I was fortunate that directors liked my performances and chose me to headline in some of these incredibly beautiful projects that showed women as agents of change.”

Pednekar will next be seen in Daldal, Mere Husband Ki Biwi and Sanki lined up for release.

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