‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ may run successfully at the box office. It features Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar. If the film turns out to be a hit then Ayushmann will be happy to give another hit and surely Bhumi will be nominated for the Best Debutant Award for the year 2015. Interestingly Bumi will not be a part of the film if the director Sharat Katariya had had his way.
Sharat says, “Maneesh Sharma had pointed me at her direction. Bhumi was a casting professional under YRF casting director Shanoo Sharma and was helping us cast for the role of the leading lady.”
Bhumi didn’t know that she will also be tested for the role and both Maneesh and Sharat decided to ask her for a mock test that would be reference for other actresses who were under selection process.
Sharat said, “So, instead of the script, Bhumi acted out a scene from Band Baaja Baaraat. She performed it exactly like Anushka Sharma. My problem with it all was that if I wanted an Anushka-like performance, I would have approached Anushka for the role.”
And then Bhumi was told about the plan and she had to undergo various auditions and re-auditions to get roped in for the role.