Bhumi Pednekar gained 30 kgs, lost 35 kgs to play the strong-willed Sandhya in Dum Laga Ke Haisha


When Dum Laga Ke Haisha launched in 2015, it was a small-scale movie that warmed up the viewers’s hearts and finally grew to become a hit due to its simplicity. The story of Sandhya, performed by Bhumi Pednekar, and Prem, performed by Ayushmann (*30*), was the age-old story of an organized marriage the place the bride and groom don’t get the alternative to select their companions, and have to simply associate with no matter their dad and mom say nevertheless it was in this world, that we bought to meet the strong-willed Sandhya who gained’t simply settle.

The headstrong, liberal Sandhya isn’t shy of dancing at her personal wedding ceremony and is nicely conscious that society seems at ladies her measurement a bit otherwise, however she loves herself regardless. Sandhya is educated, has definitive aspirations for her profession so when she finds herself married to a person who can’t get himself to have a look at her past her weight, she breaks down, however solely in the privateness of her personal room when nobody can see her.

Bhumi Pednekar performed the headstrong Sandhya in Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

In the movie, Sandhya is proven as the lady who tries laborious to make her relationship work. From satin nighties, to English movies, she places in all the groundwork to make a cheerful house for the newlyweds so when Prem berates her in public, her intuition tells her to slap him throughout the face, and so she does. Sandhya is a practical illustration of a considering lady in the 90s who has been taught to deal with her husband like a God by a patriarchal society, however she is nicely conscious that his place isn’t any completely different than hers.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha was Bhumi Pednekar’s first outing in the films. From what we’ve learnt since then, Bhumi selected to placed on weight for her position and shed these kilos later. While we’ve heard such tales of actors molding their our bodies for the position earlier than, we’ve hardly heard a newcomer do that. This act in itself speaks volumes about Bhumi’s dedication to Sandhya and the way she accepted her as it’s.

The actor has famously mentioned that she placed on 30 kgs for the movie and lost 35kgs in the span of 4 months after the movie ended. She has famously mentioned that when she was attempting to achieve weight, she would get up to a butter hen breakfast. “I’m in love with the film and have watched it innumerable times! There wasn’t a moment’s doubt about the role, I was being paid to do two things I love, eat and act!” Bhumi had mentioned at the moment.

On her weight reduction and a wholesome way of life, the actor instructed Vogue, “I’ve lost over 35kg, after gaining 30kg for a film. Since then, it’s been a constant process of improvement—but I didn’t do it by starving myself. I work really hard; it’s become an active part of my routine. I like to mix it up—pilates, running, strength and weight training,” she mentioned.

“My weight never came into my way of happiness. I talk about it openly because people should know that it’s a wrong approach to life,” the actor has mentioned.

Bhumi shared display screen area with Ayushmann in this movie and whereas this was earlier than he grew to become the next-big-thing in Bollywood, he was nonetheless a formidable co-actor. His work in Vicky Donor had made him the resident Delhi boy of Bollywood and it was no simple feat for a newcomer to declare consideration whereas standing subsequent to him. Not simply that, she had to maintain her floor alongside veteran actors like Seema Pahwa, Alka Amin, Sheeba Chaddha and Sanjay Mishra and she or he did that with utter consolation.

The scene the place Sandhya has an altercation with Sheeba’s character over the expiration date of meals objects, her sharp comebacks shine. Her informal method to her mom’s exaggerated concern makes you snicker. And her effort to make Prem and Sandhya fall in love with one another, makes you root for them.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha launched in 2015 and since then, Bhumi has appeared in movies like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Lust (*35*), Sonchiriya, Saand Ki Aankh, Bala, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, amongst others and whereas her work has been promising all through, her debut has made a mark that may proceed to shine for years.


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