Bhumi Pednekar worked as assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films.(Instagram/bhumipednekar)
Bhumi Pednekar worked as assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films.(Instagram/bhumipednekar)

When Bhumi Pednekar, her family 'went into warrior mode' after her father's death: 'I worked 10 times harder'

  • Bhumi Pednekar had once said that she started to work 10 times harder after the death of her father. She lost him to cancer when she was 18.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 07:10 AM IST

Actor Bhumi Pednekar had once opened up on losing her father to cancer when she was 18. She had also said that she used to work 10 times harder after the death of her father Satish Pednekar. She recalled she and her family 'went into warrior mode' after that. Her father died in 2011.

Bhumi Pednekar worked as assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films before she made her debut in acting. Her first film Dum Laga Ke Haisha released in 2015, four years after her father's death. Her debut film earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

In an interview with Pinkvilla, she had said, "We were quite young. I was 18, Samiksha was probably 15 when we lost our dad due to cancer. We saw him through prolonged sickness and really suffer a lot. Obviously, losing a parent is never easy and I had a wonderful father. He was just a father. We miss him every day but my mom is made of something else, she really got us together. I think just us as a family, we went into warrior mode post that."

She had also added, "I started working, 10 times harder than I would. We both just grew up and realised that s*** is getting real, and we need to get our act together. The two years were a mess but we gathered ourselves really fast. Today when we look back, we wonder how we survived those days, how we got through it, but it happened."

After Dum Laga Ke Haisha, she went on to feature in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Sonchiriya (2019), Bala (2019), Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019), Saand Ki Aankh (2019).

Recently, the actor revealed that she would feature in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Raksha Bandhan. This would mark the third collaboration between Akshay and Bhumi after the duo shared screen space in the 2017 film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The two have also worked together on Bhumi's Durgamati, on which Akshay served as co-producer. Bhumi also has Badhaai Do with Rajkummar Rao and Mr Lele with Vicky Kaushal in the pipeline.

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Bhumi was last seen in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Durgamati, both of which released last year.

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