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No Fear No Favour

Chum Darang breaks her silence for playing Bhumi’s girlfriend in Badhaai Do

Written By: Aashish Vashistha

In Picture: Bhumi Pednekar and Chum Darang

Chum Darang, actress and model from Arunachal Pradesh is making her debut in Bollywood with Junglee Productions “Badhaai Do”. The 29-year-old actress is playing a role of Bhumi Pednekar girlfriend in the movie. She found this role as a difficult one. In a recent interview with ET Times, she revealed that she had “no inhibitions” about playing the role of an LGBTQ+ character in the film. She also added that it was a “challenge” to play the role and said, “I saw this casting advertisement on FB and I randomly texted the team and went for my auditions and it just happened. The character that I am playing, she is such a fun girl and the tag of playing Bhumi’s love interest did not really bother me. It was a challenge to play a role like that but I had no inhibitions. I listened to my director and understood what the team wanted. And I would like to believe that I completed this challenge well.”

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Badhaai Do movie eloquently depicts the story of two LGBTQ+ characters – a gay cop (played by Rajkummar Rao) and Bhumi Pednekar, who is dating another woman in this movie. Rajkummar and Bhumi decided to get married and live like flatmates in order to avoid pressure from their families and continue to see people that they actually like to see. They did lavender marriage in order to hide their sexualities and for getting social acceptance as this topic is still considered as a taboo. 

Besides Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar and Chum Darang, Badhaai Do movie also features Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chaddha, Nitesh Pandey, Lovleen Mishra, Shashi and  Deepak Arora in major supporting roles. This movie is releasing on February 11 on Friday. 

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