She also reveals that Karan’s iconic film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai has a special place in her heart.
Bhumi Pednekar, who kickstarted her career with Dum Laga Ke Haisha is now on a roll. The actress will soon be seen collaborating with Karan Johar for his upcoming film Takht.
Speaking about the project, Bhumi says, “I think Karan’s films are larger than life and aspirational. But yet, 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.”
She also reveals that Karan’s iconic film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai has a special place in her heart. “I loved and enjoyed Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” she says. “The film released when I was in school. I was literally 10 and it had such a big impact on me growing up, because it honestly defined pop culture at that time. So, I went through that entire phase where I would dress up like Kajol with head bands and sweat bands and some days I would dress up as Rani ma’am too, like in short skirts, and try to act like her.”
“I remember dancing to Koi Mil Gaya at every birthday party or family get-together. 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,” the actress reminisces.
Bhumi will also be seen in Karan’s new horror franchise Bhoot alongside Vicky Kaushal.