Actress Bhumi Pednekar has been invited along with filmmaker Karan Johar to represent Indian cinema at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival.
“I am most honoured and humbled to be invited by the Berlinale. The fact that I will represent India and its evolving cinema is itself a huge moment of pride for me,” Bhumi said.
Bhumi is one among the most promising talents in Hindi cinema today. She has had quite a phenomenal journey so far. The actress has always chosen high content cinema over everything else right from the time of her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, along with actor Ayushmann Khurrana. In 2017, she has churned out two back-to-back hits, TEPK and SMS, both of which were socially relevant films with a strong message. Recently, the actress was also featured in Forbes India’s 30 Under 30 list. On the other hand, Karan Johar, is a force to reckon with in the Hindi film industry. So far, he hasn’t given an official statement with regards to the festival.
On the professional front, Bhumi will next be seen in Son Chiriya opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. Karan, on the other hand, is producing Dhadak starring Ishan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor. He is also judging a TV reality show, India’s Next Superstars along with filmmaker Rohit Shetty.