Soon, Bhumi Pednekar will be working with director Karan Johar in his upcoming movie ‘Takht’. It has been a dream of Bhumi to work with Karan as she has always watched Karan’s movie during her growing up years. According to Bhumi, Karan’s movies are always emotionally high.
Through a statement, Bhumi has said “I think Karan’s films are larger than life and aspirational yet at the same time, where the emotions are concerned, they are very real. You feel Karan’s films and the emotions linger on. I’m honoured and privileged that I have the opportunity to be directed by him and I will give it my all for him”
In addition to epic historical drama Takht, Bhumi is featured in Dharma Production’s upcoming movie ‘Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship’ with Vicky Kaushal.
On asking Bhumi, what is her favourite movie by Karan Johar. She replied “I loved and enjoyed ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ The film released when I was in school. I was literary 10 and it had such a big impact on me growing up because it honestly defined the pop culture at that time. So, I went through that entire phase where I would dress up like Kajol with headbands, sweatbands and some days I would dress up as Rani ma’am too, like in short skirts and try to act like her….After seeing this movie, I also went for a summer camp which was very close to the one shown in the movie. Basically, I tried to do everything that Karan showed in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and wanted to live it”
Later on, Bhumi has also added “I was borderline obsessed with the movie and made the kids in our building compete as Team Tina and Team Anjali at get-togethers. That was the level of impact the movie had. I remember dancing to ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ at every birthday party or family get-together.”
There is also another movie of Karan Johar that has been loved Bhumi. Title of the movie is Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. She says, “It speaks of a relationship where two friends are confused about their feelings. It was such a beautiful, mature love story that really moved me.”