Bhumi Pednekar Wins Two Big Star Awards for "Dum Laga Ke Haisha"

By Renuka Gupta

Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar (via @psbhumi on twitter)

Mumbai, Dec 14 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Debutant actress Bhumi Pednekar has won Big Star Awards for Most Entertaining Actor (Film) - Female and Best Actor in a Social Drama Film - Female for the blockbuster Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Launched by Yash Raj Films who are known for introducing fresh faces to the Indian film industry, Bhumi has a three-film deal already in place with YRF, according to reports. Parineeti Chopra was another recent YRF find who shot to fame.

The romance-comedy film is about the challenges of an ordinary music store owner in Hardware, India who is forced to marry a portly girl in the absence of better candidates and the pressure of competition in selling music.

Bhumi was selected for the role after auditioning for a lead female role over a hundred times and won a million hearts with her unconventional debut as the corpulent Sandhya. Her sizzling chemistry onscreen with co-star Ayushmann Khuranna and her portrayal of a young and ambitious woman broke Bollywood stereotypes and gave the industry a fresh perspective.

Receiving the awards, the actually pretty sexy and fit Bhumi said “I am very excited to have won this award. It feels really great when you are appreciated for your work and I would definitely dedicate this award to Shanoo because she was the first one who got me introduced to this world, who believed in me and who thought I should always act. This award has motivated me to even work better, to work harder and to perform better."

Watch: Dum Laga Ke Haisha Full Movie HD Trailer (YRF)