Sonchiraiya enriched me as an actor: Bhumi Pednekar – The actress reveals what she took back home after working in a project directed by Abhishek Chaubey.
Actress Bhumi Pednekar who has surprised the audience with her choice of films is now back in action with the film Sonchiraiya.
The actress reveals what she took back home after working in a project directed by Abhishek Chaubey.
Bhumi says, “Maybe, a lot of people might tell me that it’s not my best career decision but this experience enriched me as an actor. Abhishek Chaubey has been in my bucket list for a long time. When he approached me, I thought it’s for a film he is producing but I never expected my fourth film to be an Abhishek Chaubey film.”
Set in the 1970s, the film revolves around a small town, which is dominated by rebels who are in the era of dacoits.
Bhumi reveals the prep work that went behind her character in the film.
She says, “Abhishek told me that it is not a regular movie and would need 10 times more effort than my other films. Just to survive Chambal, you have to become mentally, emotionally and physically strong.”
The crew underwent rigorous training which was “hectic and insane”. “It’s a revenge chase film, so I had to be fit physically. We underwent a lot of training and we could withstand everything in Chambal because he had physically and mentally prepared us personally,” she added about the film that has been shot in the valleys of Madhya Pradesh. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana in the lead roles.