Bhumi Pednekar did THIS to build muscles in Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Sonchiriya’
Bhumi Pednekar has started shooting for her upcoming film ‘Saand Ki Aankh’. She is also currently awaiting the release of her upcoming film ‘Sohchiriya’, which will hit the theatres on March 1. Bhumi has earlier impressed the audience with her outstanding performance in movies such as ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’.
In her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, Bhumi had put on weight for essaying the role of an overweight young girl ‘Sandhya’. In ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’, her role as a young and progressive woman belonging to a small town was appreciated by one and all.
For ‘Sonchiriya’, Bhumi had undergone two months regressive training to look like a Chambal woman, who is said to be physically strong and fit because of the kind of work she does. Apart from working in field, women from the ravines of Chambal walk several kilometres to fetch water and relieve themselves.
Talking about her role in a dacoit drama, Pednekar told Mid-day, “In our very first meeting, Abhishek Chaubey told me that I had to become physically strong to survive the film and the terrain we were to shoot it in.”
For building muscles and developing a robust frame, Pednekar revealed about her preparations. The actress shared, “For a month-and-a-half, I would walk four kilometres in Aram Nagar daily, carrying five litres of water on my head. This would be alternated with another routine where I would run carrying a 10-kilo wheat sack on my back. [To build muscle on my arms], I used to grind wheat every day.”
In ‘Sonchiriya’, the actress will be seen playing the role of a village girl from 70s Chambal.
Watch the new trailer of ‘Sonchiriya’ below: