Bhumi Pednekar had a day off from her hectic work schedule and she chose to visit an orphanage in Chambal that is extremely close to her heart! Bhumi was shooting for her film Son Chiriya and had really gotten attached to the locals in the valley. She ensured that on her break days, she did her bit to spread happiness and love among the kids in Chambal.
“It was during this time that she discovered Abhyudaya, an ashram that really took care of the kids and ensured they were being looked after well and receiving all the basic facilities so that they could try and realise their dreams. She was deeply moved after meeting the kids staying at the ashram. The facility took care of the education of girl children in the valley and they were doing a great job in shaping these children. Post the shoot, she was eager to visit the place again and meet her little friends,” says a source who is closely associated with the ashram.
Abhyudaya Ashram, a residential school, was established in 1992 to fight against prostitution of women in the community. The Ashram, which is funded by the State Department of Women and Child, has made a difference to the girls by giving these children necessary life skills and education.
The informer adds, “Bhumi traveled all the way to Chambal again on Wednesday and she packed a lot of gifts for all the kids living at Abhyudaya. The kids were thrilled to see their favourite Bhumi paying them a surprise visit. It was a very emotional moment for both. There were tears of joy, lots of conversation, fun and games and Bhumi ensured that she made their day. At the end of the day, the kids were just not letting Bhumi leave. She promised them that she would be back soon.”
On the work front, Bhumi Pednekar will be next seen in Son Chiriya with Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, it is set in the 1970s and will revolve around the story of dacoits.