Time for Us to Change and Evolve as a Society: Bhumi Pednekar

Mumbai: Bhumi Pednekar, who has wrapped up her latest flick “Toilet – A Prem Katha” believes “it’s time for us to change and its time of us to evolve as a society”. Speaking on the film, she said: “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha comments on the mindset of the majority of Indian society and how we live in a time of hypocrisy. It’s time for us to change and it’s time for us to evolve as a society and make toilets.”

When asked how difficult was it to portray her character as Jaya, Bhumi said “It definitely is tough. Unfortunately, in our country, we have seen suppression of women for generations. But I think, slowly and steadily, things are changing. And the medium we have been given is that of films. I am very lucky to be an actor that I get to do films like these.”

She further added how she feels about the film’s release and working with Akshay Kumar, “I am extremely excited but nervous as well. It’s my second film. It’s a very important film and important character for me so I have got my fingers crossed.”

Bhumi, who played Sandhya Varma in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” also spoke about the TV serial inspired by the film. “It’s very exciting to know that my character had such an impact and people are getting inspired and making more material around girls like Sandhya. Kudos to Indian television for evolving themselves this way,” she was quoted as saying by News Helpline.

Stating that, primarily Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a great love story between simple sweet characters. “You won’t even realize how through their love story, you have been given an important message.  I have a feeling, it’s really going to bring about a massive change in our society. It’s going to encourage a lot of women not to settle for anything less in their marriage and to fight for their rights. And, having a bathroom is your right and you must make sure that you get one”.

The film starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar is a comedy, and a government campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India. The film will be released on 11th August 2017.