Bhumi Pednekar, who has been heading the news market for her upcoming Bollywood film Saand Ki Aankh, has got blisters on her face after she shot for the film in extreme conditions. A picture of the actress has been going viral on the internet in which Bhumi’s face is seen burned as she had to wear prosthetic makeup for the film. However, the actress is not the one complaining about it but rather proudly calls them ‘battle scars’.
Bhumi Pednekar will be seen playing a woman in the 60s in Anurag Kashyap’s film Saand Ki Aankh for which she had to wear prosthetic makeup. While the look turned out to be excellent, the actress got her face burnt and couldn’t do anything about it other than applying aloe vera.
A source told Hindustan Times, “Bhumi plays the character of Chandro Tomar, who along with her sister Prakashi (played by Taapsee Pannu), are the oldest women sharpshooters of the world. Bhumi has to undergo three exhaustive hours of prosthetics to become Prakashi every single day and then she is shooting for more than eight hours in the heat of Uttar Pradesh. The heat and the dust and the long hours under the sun made prosthetics react differently on Bhumi and we noticed after shoot one day that her skin has been burning. Bhumi had not spoken about this at all and was continuing to shoot because she knew that we are on a tight schedule.”
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World's Oldest Sharp Shooters - Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar ❤️ the coolest SHOOTER DADIS 😎 My heart is full of gratitude, to be able to be a part of their bloody extraordinary story. The more time I spend with them, the more I realise how great their achievements are. They are so special and blessed 🙏🏻 इतने प्यार और सम्मान के लिए थैंक यू।वी लव यू @shooterdadiofficial @shooterdadi 😘🇮🇳 Thank you @tusharhiranandani @nidhiparmarhira for putting in your everything to make this happen and making us a part of it. Really such immense love for you both🙏🏻 This journey is unlike any other with my sister in arms @taapsee ❤️ #saandkiaankh #goodmorning #monday #motivation #shooterdadi
Another report in DNA stated that even after Bhumi was suffering, she not once complained about it and continued shooting. A DNA report quoted Bhumi as saying, “The only thing that I could do was use aloe vera to cool down my skin and face. I could not apply any medicated skin care products because I didn’t know which one would cause further reactions. As an artiste, this film has creatively pushed me and satisfied me to the fullest. In fact, I’m proudly treating my burns as battle marks from a project that I have given my everything to.’’
“A mix of chemicals like latex and adhesive was applied on Taapsee and Bhumi’s faces daily to make them appear older. What started as a small rash spread to the latter’s entire face and caused superficial burns,” a source told the website.
Saand Ki Aankh is based on two real women who are sharp-shooter and fought the odds to set on their journey. The first posters of the film are already out and the actresses, Bhumi and Taapsee Pannu, are much admired for their looks. The film will hit the screens this Diwali.
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