Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is featuring in two interesting films — “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”. She says being a Mumbai girl, she is very well-versed with the reality of social issues, be it gender equality or open defecation.
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Well aware of social problems: Bhumi
- As her upcoming film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” deals with the issue of open defecation,
- has she ever has faced such a situation in her life?
- “No, I am an urban girl, born and brought up here in Mumbai and never faced such things.
- However, I come from a family where my parents are not just busy in the daily chaos of life,
- but also read newspapers and are well aware of the reality in our society.
- “Therefore, though I am urban, but never lived in a bubble,” Bhumi said.
- Bhumi said she understood the intensity of the situation further after coming on board for the film.
- She added: “In this film, I felt connected with the character Jaya as a woman.
- Imagine a girl who came to live in a house after marriage where she has to control her toilet urge for 14 hours and then only can go before sunrise and after sunset.
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- “During her open defecation, she has to be conscious as there’s insecurity in the dark, she might get raped.
- How she must have gone through especially during her menstruation days.”
- According to Bhumi, it was not a task to empathize with the character and that Jaya, her character,
- represents many women of the country who are facing the problem every single day.
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- “As an actor, I believe making a cinema is a collaborative effort and if critics appreciate my performance,
- I do not take full credit of that, because I am a director’s actor,” said Bhumi, who was seen in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”.
- “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is releasing on August 11.