Bhumi Pednekar bags ‘Face of Asia’ at Busan International Film Festival, says ‘I was nervous wreck on stage’
Bhumi Pednekar who debuted just four films ago has taken to the International stage. The actress was just honoured with the Face Of Asia Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2019 (BIFF). She has been playing strong roles right from her debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha to her upcoming release Saand Ki Aankh.
Pedndekar’s next film Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare this week premiered at the BIFF 2019 and yesterday she also celebrated her first international award. Seen in a blue and peach ensemble, Bhumi accepted the award with grace. Talking about the win she said, “I am humbled and very touched that my work has resonated with audiences and critics in Busan. It’s my first international win so I am very proud of it. I have aspired to act in films that have something important to say and have worked sincerely to deliver convincing performances. I hope to be part of brilliant cinema that will be liked and remembered fondly in future.”
She also took to her social media to share the win with fans and friends. In one of the posts, Bhumi went on to say she was trembling on stage and her speech, “didn’t turn out the way it sounded in my head.. suddenly I felt like the room was boiling hot and I had dinosaurs in my stomach. But even though I was a nervous wreck I connected with each and every person in that room…that’s the beauty of cinema. It is beyond borders, language, ethnicities, caste, religion, or any societal bias. This years’ BIFF celebrated ending any discrimination. This was such an enriching experience, to be able to share stage and life with such brilliant and talented names globally.”
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare has been directed by Alankrita Srivastava of Lipstick Under My Burkha fame and co-stars Konkona Sensharma. Talking about her co-stars and crew she wrote, “Alankrita if only I could tell people what a gifted talented soul you are. Thank you for making this film. Ekta you are a rockstar, Koko I have fangirled over you for years and after seeing what you have done in the film I am so inspired. Ruchika for your dying faith (kiss emoji) #DollyKittyAurChamakteSitare Kitty will forever be so special can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Apart from Dolly Kitty, Bhumi has four more films in her kitty. Her upcoming film Saand Ki Aankh is set for release this Diwali, while she will also be seen in Pati Patni Aur Woh, Vicky Kaushal’s Bhoot Part 1:The Haunted Ship and once again with him in Takht.