The first look of Dum Laga Ke Haisha is not your regular hot or romantic poster, rather be surprised and amused to see a chubby actress paired opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. To be produced by the Band Baaja Baaraat fame Maneesh Sharma, the movie seems a quirky tale of an average-looking Indian couple. But why Bhumi and not someone much slimmer for the film?
The movie’s script demands a girl-next-door with average looks and plump body. As per sources, Bhumi fits the bill totally. Incidentally, the girl has been working under Yash Raj Films as a casting director for over six years.
Bhumi Pednekar knew Maneesh Sharma as both have worked for the same banner. Casting director Shanoo Sharma, who has been working with YRF for quite some time now, had seen Bhumi audition others actors, and apparently she was the one who suggested her name to Maneesh.
After seeing Bhumi’s acting skills, Maneesh didn’t have any doubt on whom to cast as the female lead in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which is going to be directed by newcomer Sharat Katariya.
While Bhumi Pednekar as desi housewife is cute, we can’t help but laugh at Ayushmann Khurrana’s bechara-type looks in the poster.