Actor Bhumi Pednekar is all set to headline horror film Durgavati, which is the Hindi remake of Telugu horror film Bhaagamathie, which featured Baahubali star Anushka Shetty. It is a story revolving around a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while being interrogated in a corruption case.
Bhumi says she is equal parts “pressured and excited” to shoulder a project.
Bhumi is the sole protagonist of Durgavati, presented by Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and Bhushan Kumar. “Durgavati is going to take me in horror space. It is the most challenging and special film for me as it is for the first time the responsibility will be on my shoulders. Durgavati is something I’m most pressured and excited about. Akshay sir is a genius, I respect him,” the actor said.
Directed by Ashok, the film is produced by Abundantia Entertainment’s Vikram Malhotra.
Bhumi has another horror film in her kitty titled Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship. The film also stars Vicky Kaushal.
It is based on a true accident that took place in Mumbai and tells the story of a couple on an abandoned ship lying static on a beach. “Bhoot … is going to be a genre-breaking horror film. The team that is making the film is very close to me and I have read the script. The film is going to be one of its kind visually. It is going to open up the horror genre in India,” Bhumi, 30, added.
The film is directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and jointly produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Shashank Khaitan.