9 years of Dum Laga Ke Haisha: Bhumi Pednekar pens long note; says she ‘manifested’ being an actor as a child

Bhumi Pednekar, who made her debut in the film industry in 2015 with the acclaimed movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha, is commemorating the 9th anniversary of its release.

Updated on Feb 27, 2024  |  03:34 PM IST |  53.9K
9 years of Dum Laga Ke Haisha: Bhumi Pednekar pens long note; says she ‘manifested’ being an actor as a child
9 years of Dum Laga Ke Haisha (Pic Courtesy: Bhumi Pednekar, YRF Instagram)

Bhumi Pednekar stands as one of the most popular actresses in the film fraternity. Bursting onto the Bollywood scene in 2015 with her debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bhumi swiftly captured hearts with her compelling performances. As her first cinematic venture marks nine years since its release, Bhumi took a poignant moment to reflect on her trajectory, expressing heartfelt gratitude for the opportunities that have shaped her career. In a touching note, she shared the revelation that her passion for acting was a childhood dream she fervently manifested into reality.

Bhumi Pednekar celebrates 9 years of her debut movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha with a heartfelt post

Today, February 27, 2024, marks the 9th anniversary of the beloved film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, in which Bhumi Pednekar starred as the lead. Taking to Instagram to commemorate this significant milestone, Bhumi shared a sweet post, featuring a video juxtaposing a scene from the movie with what appeared to be her audition or rehearsal footage. Alongside this visual representation of her journey, Bhumi penned a heartfelt note reflecting on her remarkable path in the industry.

In the caption, she expressed her profound gratitude, stating, “It’s been 9 years… Am so grateful to be able to wake up every day and do what I love so deeply.” Revealing a childhood aspiration turned reality, Bhumi shared, “All I ever wanted was to be an actor. I manifested this as a child. I believed this is going to happen to me and here we are.”


Summarizing her journey with humility and appreciation, Bhumi conveyed, “Every opportunity that came my way took me a step closer to my dream. From my 1st job as a casting assistant to Dum laga ke haisha to Bhakshak it been so fulfilling. Thank you my audience for accepting me with such love. All my filmmaker’s, co stars and my support team am full of gratitude.”

Extending heartfelt thanks to her family and the cast and crew of her debut film, Bhumi said, “A special shoutout to @shanoosharmarahihai for being there when I needed it the most. To Adi sir & my entire team @yashrajfilmstalent. With the blessing of my father who’s always looking out for us from the heavens above and the unconditional love that my mum, samu, friends & family have always spoilt me with, I enter my 10th year motivated to keep going
@ayushmannk @imsanjaimishra @seemabhargavapahwa @sheeba.chadha #ManeeshSharma @sharatkatariya @alkaamin @yrf.”

Have a look at Bhumi's post!

About Bhumi Pednekar’s debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana

Dum Laga Ke Haisha, the romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Sharat Katariya, featured Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles. The storyline revolves around Prem, a school dropout, who reluctantly ties the knot with Sandhya, an educated but overweight girl. Their relationship takes an unexpected turn when they participate in a race, requiring Prem to carry Sandhya on his back. 

The ensemble cast also included Sanjay Mishra, Alka Amin, Sheeba Chaddha, Seema Pahwa, and others. Released on February 27, 2015, the film garnered widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its performances and engaging storyline, achieving notable commercial success. It also clinched the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, solidifying its place as a memorable and impactful cinematic work.

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