Marketing professional-turned-actor Parineeti Chopra is very excited about newbie Bhumi Pednekar’s debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana. Reason? She not only finds Bhoomi’s career path very similar to her own but also has another special connect with the newcomer.
The two have been ex colleagues in the same ­production house back in 2011, where Parineeti worked as a public relations consultant before she was signed on by them to act in a film. Eventually, she went on to become a star, and ­incidentally, Bhumi’s film, too, is from the same house.
"That’s not all. Bhumi’s film is also helmed by the same director, Maneesh Sharma, who directed Parineeti in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. In fact, it was Bhumi, who was instrumental in ­casting Parineeti as she (Bhumi) was then working in the casting ­department of this production house," says a source close to the actors.
"Now, Bhumi, too, has been picked up for a home production the same way Parineeti was, and that’s why Parineeti is all out to root for her and really excited about her film," adds the source.