Aditya Chopra's Yashraj FIlms has one more Cinderella story after Parineeti Chopra with Bhumi Pednekar in the upcoming 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'. At 85 kgs, Bhumi is set to change the way we look at heroines! The elder Chopra's wife, actress Rani Mukerji recently got an opportunity to watch certain portions of the film and was amazed at the screen presence and confidence of the newcomer.
She even instructed the team to inform her whenever Bhumi is around in order to personally meet her. The debutant has been a part of YRF for a while now, working in the casting department. Her primary role here was to ensure things are in order for casting like the names of participants, the script which needs to be given to them, keeping record of the screen test tapes etc. Bhumi has been part of the casting for Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and a few other actors who are part of the talent wing of the leading production house.
She was also looking into the casting for Mardaani and that's when she had interacted with Rani closely. At that point, no one at YRF or Rani herself thought that Bhumi herself would be cast as the leading lady one day. Rani, an accomplished actress hersefl, was impressed with Bhumi's acting skills and was amazed at her journey from an assistant to a heroine.
Rani, later in the day, met Bhumi personally and gave her feedback.
Rafiq Gangjee of YRF confirms and adds, "Bhumi Pednekar is probably the 30th heroine being launched by YRF. She has been getting a lot of appreciation from everyone - actors, directors, writers... all are amazed to see her in this new atypical role which does not conform to any stereotype."