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‘I try to create balance of positive messaging, along with entertainment’: Bhumi Pednekar

Young Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar has always been an environmentally conscious citizen who has taken up climate conservation as a cause to raise awareness among fellow Indians. 

Bhumi has launched a lauded online and offline initiative called ‘Climate Warrior’ through which she is mobilising citizens of India to contribute towards protecting the environment. The acclaimed actress reveals she is hugely keen to do a film that highlights the impacts of climate change.

Bhumi reveals, “I would love that. When I did ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, the kind of noise and the kind of reach it had, where India was around the film. Now, post that if we look at the numbers today, there has been a great decline in open defecation. You know, it was a movement. And really, that’s something that I try doing with the films that I’m associated with, I try to create that balance of positive messaging, along with entertainment.”

She adds, “So, if I get an opportunity to do a film, there are no two ways that I won’t do it. But nevertheless, I don’t think cinema is the only way to bring about that change. I feel that with enough people speaking about it, and constantly speaking about it, also we can see a change. So, instead of just having one film 100 percent, that would be an add-on, but I’m saying right now we are at a level. I’m sorry, right now we are at a stage where hammering from all sides is going to do the job.”

On the work front, Pednekar has completed shoot with Rajkummar Rao for ‘Badhaai Do’, a sequel to ‘Badhaai Ho’. She has also committed to star in Karan Johar’s historical war period film ‘Takht’, alongside an ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor. She will also soon start Shashank Khaitan’s spy comedy ‘Mr Lele’ produced by Johar, alongside Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani. 

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