Bhumi Pednekar wins Face of Asia award at Busan Film Festival


Bhumi Pednekar who is known to play unconventional roles in her films right from her debut in ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’. The actress  has stood out as one of the most exciting young actors of Bollywood and ever since work includes hugely acclaimed and successful projects like Toilet, Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan, Lust Stories, Son Chiriya and Bhumi wowed all with her performances.

The versatile actress is known for her passion to experiment on screen and she turns into an aged sharp shooter from rural Haryana in Saandh Ki Aankh, her upcoming film. While she is promoting this film, Bhumi took time out to fly to Busan to attend the acclaimed Busan Film Festival in which her another film, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare is competing. As an actor, Bhumi has won several awards already and in Busan she has won the ‘Face of Asia’ award. This award was conferred to her by a prominent film and fashion magazine in Korea.

Big names from the Asian entertainment, show biz and allied industries attended this event, with over 150 filmmakers and celebrities turning up to raise a toast to young inspirers here at Busan. Accepting the award amidst huge applause here, Bhumi said, “I am humbled and very touched that my work has resonated with audiences and critics in Busan. It’s my first international win so I am very proud of it. I have aspired to act in films that have something important to say and have worked sincerely to deliver convincing performances. I hope to be part of brilliant cinema that will be liked and remembered fondly in future. I would want to thank my entire cast, my director Alankrita Shrivastava and my producers Ekta Kapoor and Ruchikaa Kapoor for this great opportunity.”

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