MUMBAI: Bhumi Pednekar, who is celebrating her 32nd birthday today, feels her film team-ups with Akshay Kumar gives out the vibe to fans that there is meaningful entertainment in store. The duo has earlier worked in ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and is currently working on the upcoming film ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Talking about the collaboration, Bhumi said, “For starters the fact that we come from a film that really worked, was loved and had such an important social message that people have similar expectations from our current collaboration as well. But I feel Akshay sir and I have a really feel-good value and people know if we are coming then it will be something meaningful and yet entertaining.”
Speaking in admiration of Akshay, she added, “Akshay sir is someone who I really admire and he is someone who has really worked his way up and there are aspects of his journey that I really admire like he dreamt big and achieved it. And so did I. I think the success story is something that also works for people and is inspirational for people.”
Bhumi, who’s request for a day off from shooting ‘Rakshabandhan’ was granted by Akshay and Aanand L Rai, will be spending time with her mother, Sumitra and sister, Samiksha and have an intimate birthday. Her journey as an actor started with Ayushmann Khurrana starrer ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and was followed by ground-breaking work in films like ‘Son Chiriya’, ‘Bala’, ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, ‘Lust Stories’, among others.
Bhumi further added, “I think I became an actor at a time when content started overpowering all other aspects of cinema. I realized that the language of cinema was changing and I feel very fortunate enough that I was an active part of the change. I think at that time the basic mould of how an actor was changed and I got a big opportunity to do that through all the characters that I have played.”