Bhumi Pednekar Talks About Her Struggles, “I Failed Film School And Had A Loan Of 13 Lakh To Repay”
Bhumi Pedneakr, who used to work at YRF as a casting assistant, has faced many struggles during her journey of becoming an actor. Talking about the same, Bhumi Pednekar said that she is not an accidental actor, her journey has been full of survival and struggles. Bhumi debuted in Bollywood with Dum Lga Ke Haisha and she aced the character like it was a piece of cake for her. Since then, there is no looking back for the actress. In her five years of her acting career, Bhumi has entertained the audience with her breathtaking performances in films like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Saand Ki Aankh, Sonchiriya, Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare. Now, Bhumi has finally revealed why decided to become an actor.
Bhumi Pednekar says, “It’s been 5 years and it still feels like a dream! I am not an accidental actor and I say this time and again. This is something that I really wanted to do and I have worked really hard to be here. I am born and brought up in Bombay so that definitely helped because just having some sort of a support system in the city which is the city of our Hindi film industry, it makes your journey slightly easy. However, because I am not from a traditional film family or I really didn’t have any contacts or in, I was very confused at first about how to go about it.”
Sonchiriya actress added, “First, I was figuring how do I convince my parents that I want to be an actor. I mustered courage to speak to my parents about it. They weren’t very happy and I think they were being protective of me. So, I decided to join film school and the fee was expensive so I took a loan.”
Bhumi also spoke about failing the film school and the loan she had to pay off. “I failed film school not because I wasn’t a good actor but because I wasn’t disciplined enough and that was the biggest jhatka. I was like I have screwed up and I had this 13 lakh loan on my head and it’s a huge amount. I started looking for a job for survival and to protect my dream to act. Again, my parents were completely against it because they wanted me to go back to studying but I told them that I’ll get a degree from an open school,” she said.
Talking about working as a casting assistant at YRF, Bhumi says, “When I was doing casting, my intent wasn’t to gain information about if I want to be an actor. I was just observing as a film making student. I was like I want to be a part of this world and whatever door opens wherever I go in. In fact, that is how my life has been – it is a journey of survival. I have only tried to survive through the years till Dum Laga Ke Haisha. I was lucky that I kept getting these opportunities – things kept happening one after the other and primarily from YRF.”