- "I am very lucky that I get these films," said Bhumi
- Bhumi co-stars with Akshay Kumar in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
- She will next feature in Shubh Mangal Savdhan
Bhumi Pednekar co-stars with Akshay Kumar in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The film, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, deals with the need of sanitization and addresses the problem of open defecation in the country.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has been co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey. The film, which is set in two villages near Mathura, also features Anupam Kher and Sana Khan in pivotal roles. Bhumi Pednekar made her Bollywood debut in 2015 with Sharat Katariya's Dum Laga Ke Haisha, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana. At the 61st Filmfare Awards, the film got five nominations and won two awards, Best Female Debut (Bhumi Pednekar) and Best Cinematography. The film also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
After Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Bhumi Pednekar will feature in Shubh Mangal Savdhan, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. The film has been directed by R S Prasanna and produced by Aanand L Rai. Shubh Mangal Savdhan is scheduled to release in theatres on September 1.
(With IANS inputs)