Bhumi Pednekar is all set to play Vaishali Singh, a fearless investigative journalist, in her upcoming film Bhakshak, which will premiere on Netflix on February 9. The film’s trailer, which was released on Wednesday, shows Bhumi taking on a powerful and corrupt politician, Bansi Sahu, who runs a shelter home for girls where horrific crimes take place. Bhakshak, directed by Pulkit, is based on true events.
The film also features Sanjay Mishra, Sai Tamhankar and Surya Sharma in pivotal roles. It is produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma under Red Chillies Entertainment. Shah Rukh Khan, who shared the trailer on his Instagram, wrote: “A story of resilience that needs to be told. Bhakshak, a film inspired by true events, releasing on 9th February, only on Netflix.”
Bhumi Pednekar, who has been praised for her choice of roles, spoke to our sources about her experience of playing a journalist in Bhakshak. She said: “Journalism is a difficult career…it needs a lot of courage to ask the right questions, especially to the people who are in power. To ask questions fearlessly definitely needs a lot of courage… I salute the journalists out there for doing their job with integrity and fearlessness. I have learned a lot by working on this film. I feel honoured.”
She also added: “Working on Bhakshak was quite challenging as it is based on a sensitive and hard-hitting topic. The film asks questions at a core level that is bound to shake one’s conscience. I hope the film sparks conversations that lead to meaningful change. The film sheds light on the crimes against the children.”
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