Actress Bhumi Pednekar is currently prepping for her upcoming film Sone Chidaiya directed by Abhishek Chaubey, known for making films such as Ishqiya and Udta Punjab. Bhumi has always received great response from the audience for portraying versatile characters in her films - be it her Bollywood debut Dum Laga Ke Haisha in which she featured as an overweight woman Sandhya or her box office hit Toilet: Ek Prem Katha - in which she portrayed the role of Jaya Sharma. In Sone Chidaiya, Bhumi will yet again take up the role of a village girl. The actress has started training for the film. But this time, it's an unusual regimen for Bhumi.
- Bhumi Pednekar starts prepping for Sone Chidaiya
- Bhumi is doing rigorous household chores to get into the character
- Sushant Singh Rajput will also star in Sone Chidaiya
Of Bhumi's preparation for the film, a source told DNA: "Bhumi has chosen dusty suburban fields to swanky gyms as her training ground and her workout regime now includes walking with buckets filled with water on her head under the boiling sun, sweeping and cleaning floors, walking barefoot in dusty fields and lanes, grinding wheat, among other rigorous household chores that rural women in India do."
Sone Chidaiya, which is about life in the Chambal valley in the 1970s, will also feature Sushant Singh Rajput as a bandit.
The source added: "It was Abhishek's advice to Bhumi that altered her routine. Abhishek is a perfectionist and he wanted Bhumi to transform herself into the character. Bhumi is now training to become the character that Abhishek Chaubey envisioned."
It is also reported that the film will go on the floors in January. Of her role, Bhumi earlier told news agency IANS: "I am very excited to play this character. It is a challenging script and film."
Bhumi Pednekar was last seen in R S Prasanna's Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
(With inputs from IANS)