Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar is very excited for her upcoming film Durgavati. The film also stars Arshad Warsi, Karan Kapadia, Jisshu Sengupta amongst others. As most know, it is a remake of Telugu film Bhaagamathie that starred Anushka Shetty in the titular role.
In a recent conversation with Koimoi, Bhumi opens up on her comparison with Anushka’s portrayal in Bhaagamathie.
On her comparison with Anushka Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar said, “Oh yea, of course. 100%. Also, I know that Anushka has a great fan following in her world. It is very natural for comparisons to happen and I’m absolutely okay and comfortable with it.”
Bhumi Pednekar continued, “I have tried to do my version of the character and that’s the newness that we bring in. All of the actors, it’s just not me. Every actor has their tried to portray their way of what they think of the film requires, that’s the newness that we bring in. I do hope that all the fans of Bhaagamathie do watch Durgamati and they enjoy it.
Bhumi also revealed her experience of watching the Anushka Shetty starrer. She said, “When I had watched Bhaagamathie, I’d really enjoyed the film and Anushka was fantastic in the film. I hope people say the say about me after they watch Durgavati.”
Bhumi also described it as the ‘role of a lifetime.’ She said, “For any girl, this is the role of a lifetime. Because such roles aren’t really written for women. You’ll never see a woman helm a film which has action, drama, emotion, romance, suspense – there’s larger than life, massy appeal to the film. You don’t really see that happen.”