Saand Ki Aankh Breaks Diwali Tradition; Bhumi Pednekar Says ‘It Was Amazing To Have A Heroine-Led Film On Diwali!’

Breaking the norm, a heroine-led film made it to the theatres this Diwali. Saand Ki Aankh starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar released during the festival. Generally, Diwali is reserved by male superheroes for the films to release

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Saand Ki Aankh Breaks Diwali Tradition; Bhumi Pednekar Says ‘It Was Amazing To Have A Heroine-Led Film On Diwali!’
Young and acclaimed actress Bhumi Pednekar has shown us repeatedly that she will not walk the beaten path through her choice of films and characters. In Diwali this year, she spearheaded a film that broke Diwali tradition in theatres. Also starring Taapsee Pannu, Saand Ki Aankh became a rare only heroine-led film to release in Diwali - a holiday that is reserved by the male superstars for their big-ticket releases!

Bhumi is happy with the love and appreciation that the film has received. She states, “It was amazing to have a heroine-led film on Diwali! It was good to have a different Diwali where a film starring two heroines released and also stood its ground. It’s a landmark moment for the industry. We always knew that the collections would grow slow and steady for us because this film literally has no formula, it does not have a male lead in any form – not even in a supporting form. It’s a story about 2 women that at the age of 60 decide to get into a sport like shooting.”

She adds, “We knew we had an uphill task at hand but we always knew that the film will do well in its own way because of the strong content. The pre-Diwali weekend was a little scary as it’s a dull period for collections, but I remember everyone just kept telling me, ‘Wait for Monday’ and it came and the film grew. It’s going along in its own pace and I’m glad it’s entertaining audiences. I think the love that Taapsee, Tushar and Nidhi and me have got is phenomenal. Everywhere I go, people are giving the film such love. There are videos of women dancing to the songs, it is just been great and I couldn’t have expected for more.”

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