When you watch an Anubhav Sinha film you know for a fact that he is going to talk about important topics, topics which you may have shied away from. His films have been witness to that and every time there is an Anubhav film up for release, it surely gets me excited. Be it Thappad, Mulk or Article 15, Sinha has always pushed the envelope with his stories and he is all set to do it again with Bheed. The filmmaker has announced his next social drama starring Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao which will be co-produced by Bhushan Kumar.
Talking about casting Bhumi for the film, Sinha said:
"Bhumi was the perfect choice for a film of this nature. She is an assured actress and a woman with a mind of her own. That’s the quality this character needs to have. I couldn’t have asked for a better cast. These are performers who not only shine every time they are on screen; they elevate the written word to create magic on screen. I am blessed to have the team I am working with. I couldn’t have asked for a better collaborator than Bhushan Kumar who is immensely supportive at every step along the way. He is the kind of visionary who believes in the diversity of cinema and chooses to tell stories that are gutsy and off the beaten path.”
Bhushan Kumar added:
“Anubhav Sinha’s process of working is so effortless that I couldn’t have asked for a better partner at work. Bheed is another one of those projects I am super proud of. It’s a hard-hitting story and he has brought on board exemplary actors. Bhumi is a fantastic performer and there couldn’t have been a better choice for the role.”
Bhumi has always been a part of content-heavy cinema and this one is another addition to her filmography.
The actress shared that she is privileged to be a part of Sinha's film.
“Being part of an Anubhav Sinha film is a matter of great honour and privilege. He shares my value system in believing that movies have the power to shift mindsets. As artists, the responsibility of telling such stories lies with us. The same goes for Bhushan Kumar who allows his writers, directors and actors to be gutsy, giving them the confidence like being the inspired producer he is. This is a crackling subject and I can’t wait to get on to the journey of this film.”
This is going to be the second time Raj and Bhumi are going to be seen together after Badhaai Do and I sure am looking forward to this one now.