Bhumi Pednekar expresses excitement of working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Afwaah; says ‘I have waited long’
Actors Bhumi Pednekar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are all set to join forces for the very first time for Sudhir Mishra’s quirky thriller Afwaah.
One of the most talented and versatile performers of Bollywood, Bhumi Pednekar won us over once again with her work in Badhaai Do , which arrived in theatres last month. Soon after the release, the beauty dived right back into work and announced her next project titled Afwaah. Helmed by filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, the quirky thriller marks Bhumi’s very first film with the incredible Nawazuddin Siddiqui . In his announcement post, the latter had shared, “@Bhumipednekar is a fine actor and the chemistry with her will be worth exploring.”
Well, in a recent chat with Mid Day, Bhumi opened up about working with Nawazuddin for the first time and expressed her excitement. She was quoted saying, “I have waited long for an opportunity to work with Nawaz sir. He is a stalwart in cinema and one of the best actors in the country. I am going to learn so much from him.” The actress further shared, “[Working with] Sudhir sir [has always been] on my bucket list. I think he’s an actor’s dream director.”
A source revealed that this role will be one of the most powerful as well as challenging of Bhumi’s career. Talking about the characters she chooses, the actress explained that she finds roles of women who stand up for themselves ‘aspirational’. Bhumi shared, “I want to break every kind of stereotype. Cinema is a powerful medium and if used in the right manner, it can be inspiring. I want to leave behind that kind of legacy.”