Bhumi Pednekar
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Bhumi: I won't stop doing good cinema!

By HT

New Delhi, Dec. 12 -- With two back-to-back releases this year - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, actor Bhumi Pednekar has made a mark in Bollywood. 
 
What's noteworthy is that she has only been doing socially relevant films. Bhumi made her debut with the 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha that highlighted the stigma overweight girls have to face in the society. 
 
Her next, Toilet... focussed on the issue of open defecation in rural India, while ShubhMangal Saavdhan talked about erectile dysfunction. Does she worry about being stereotyped? 
 
"It gives me a push to do more of this good cinema and I won't stop doing it just because of the fear of getting typecast," she says, adding, "It is good to know that your instinct [while signing these films] was right. It is a very gratifying feeling that the thing you believed in, has connected with the people. For me, all my movies had a bigger purpose. I always saw them as films that can truly bring about a difference in the society and we succeeded. That's more gratifying to me than it making 100 crore at the box office." 
 
The 27-year-old actor also feels that with many big names from the film industry taking up the responsibility to promote socially relevant cinema, these movies help spread the message and work at box office too. "And since they all enjoy a heartland fan following, it helps the film as well," she adds.