Bhumi Pednekar is on a roll! The actress is all set to play a fierce and titular role in a horror-thriller titled Durgamati, the trailer of which was released a couple of days back. While Bhumi is all set for direct-to-web release on Amazon Prime Video in December, she opens up about sexism in the industry. Sexism is not new in the entertainment industry. Time and again female actors have opened up on facing pay disparity. During her recent interview with a portal, Bhumi Pednekar said that roles like Durgamati are given to male actors.
Speaking to Film Companion, Bhumi said, “It is very rare, especially for female actors when they get a chance to perform such characters. Usually, you’ll always see male actors do a film like this, where the canvas is huge, high drama, slow-motion shots, low angle, power, strength is shown. It is huge opportunity for me. I have never imagined myself portraying such roles. Kyuki bohut kam aisi scripts likhi jaati hai jin mein content bhi ho, logic bhi ho, and at the same time bohut bada mass appeal bhi ho for female actors.”
She went on to add, “I think only Sridevi ma’am, like back in the day, did cinema like this. That was so larger than life and so high on drama and content and had a mass appeal. So it is very special film for me, Durgamati.”
After Pati Patni Aur Woh and Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, Bhumi is gearing up for the release of her film Durgamati. It is slated for a December 11 release. (ALSO READ: Durgamati: Bhumi Pednekar Unveils The Character Poster; Leaves The Audience On A Hook With Her Caption ‘Victim Or Mastermind’)
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