Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar wanted to work together, Badhaai Do is dream project for them
'Badhaai Do' from Junglee Pictures is doing the audience rounds and every update on the film adds to the excitement.
The film is part of the same franchise as the 2018 release 'Badhaai Ho,' which won a national award and also earned public and critical acclaim.
The film stars Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar, who have been shooting since last month in Mussoorie and Dehradun. The BTS photos posted on their social media by the actors are much loved by the fans and when the film is out, they are waiting to see an amazing fun-filled show.
This is the first time these two actors are collaborating for a film, and both of them say 'Badhaai Do' is what they were looking for, perfect in every sense. Rajkummar Rao shares, "Working with Bhumi is great. She is immensely talented, and I've been following her work. There is so much growth in her as an actor. I was looking forward to working with her, and I was not finding a good script. Then 'Badhaai Do' came our way, and we both jumped at the chance."
Bhumi Pednekar adds, "Raj has been a revelation for me. I thought he would be very serious and a bit of an introvert, but he's not like that – at least not in this film. He is a blast to work with and a fantastic actor. Both of us were looking for the right film to collaborate on, and there couldn't have been a better collaboration than 'Badhaai Do'."
Director Harshavardhan Kulkarni can't stop praising the fresh pair, he says, "Both of them are very hard working. They're always trying to fine-tune their craft and improve upon it, so there are some times when I say that is enough and they say, 'let's try a little more'. That's been the best part about shooting with them. They also challenge me, and I need to be on my toes all the time when I am working with these two."
Rajkummar spilling the beans about the film says, "Badhaai Do is such an amazing script. We have been having so much fun shooting for the film as it is packed with great comedy and has nicely etched out characters. I am playing this cop named Shardul Thakur. This is my first time playing a cop, so I'm really looking forward to it." As 'Sumi' in the film, Bhumi Pednekar plays the role of a PT teacher.
Badhaai Do is led by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, written by Akshat Ghildial and produced by Suman Adhikary.