Bhumi Pednekar bagged her third Filmfare Black Lady trophy last night for her performance as a lesbian girl navigating through life and society in Badhaai Do, co-starring Rajkummar Rao. She took home the Best Actress (Critics Choice) for her acting in the film.
Bhumi Pednekar dedicates her Filmfare award to LGBTQIA+ community
Talking about her recent win Bhumi Pednekar said, “This win is extra special! This is my third Filmfare award and every time I win it, I feel more motivated to disrupt, to champion great films. I thank the respected jury, the team at Filmfare and the audience for giving me and Team Badhaai Do so much love and appreciation.”
Bhumi is thrilled to entertain audiences constantly through her performances. She added, “As an artiste, I look to entertain people with my films. Cinema spreads love and joy to everyone. Sometimes it is a mirror to the society just like Badhaai Do which celebrate the need to equality in love. Love is love. Love is inclusive and universal. It makes everything better, more worthwhile.”
Bhumi dedicated her Filmfare award to the LGBTQIA+ community in India because the film champions the right to life, personal Liberty and inclusivity for all genders. She continued, “When we made Badhaai Do, we wanted to highlight the need for a more inclusive society so that as a nation we are stronger.. Badhaai Do is my salute to the entire LGBTQIA+ community. It is a celebration of dignity in love and I would like to dedicate this award to them. Let’s celebrate love always. It will only make us better.”
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Badhaai Do revolves around the concept of lavender marriage and was directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni. Interestingly, Rajkummar Rao too won Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as a gay police officer in the film.
On the other hand, Bhumi Pednekar has previously won Filmfare for Saand Ki Aankh and her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
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