Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar is currently shooting for her upcoming film Saand Ki Aankh along side Taapsee Pannu. The actors are playing the roles of shooter daadis in the film.
For playing elderly women, the actresses requires a lot of prosthetic makeup. But, it seems like makeup did not suit Bhumi and she gets blisters all over her face.
A source told Hindustan Times, “Bhumi plays the character of Chandro Tomar, who along with her sister Prakashi (played by Taapsee Pannu), are the oldest women sharpshooters of the world. Bhumi has to undergo three exhaustive hours of prosthetics to become Prakashi every single day and then she is shooting for more than eight hours in the heat of Uttar Pradesh. The heat and the dust and the long hours under the sun made prosthetics react differently on Bhumi and we noticed after shoot one day that her skin has been burning. Bhumi had not spoken about this at all and was continuing to shoot because she knew that we are on a tight schedule”.
Bhumi Pednekar gets blisters all over her face
Bhumi even uploaded a picture of the burns on her face on social media and then quickly removed it.
The source confirmed saying, “The makeup on the film is very challenging, a mix of chemicals like latex and adhesive are used everyday on the actors because they need to look like two old women on screen. We are also shooting in extreme temperatures because of which Bhumi landed up with burns on her face. It started as a small rash but eventually with the everyday application and removal of the makeup, it spread to her entire face and caused superficial burns! The actor known for her method and dedication and still wanted to continue shoot so that the makers aren’t inconvenienced.”
When asked, Bhumi informs that she has addressed the burns and has consulted her dermatologist. “The only thing that I can do is use aloe vera to cool down my skin and face. I can’t use any kind of medicated skin care products for this because I don’t want anything to react with my face further. As an artist, this film has creatively pushed me and satisfied me to the fullest and I’m proudly treating my burns as battle marks from a project that I have given my everything to,” she says.
Saand Ki Aankh is based on the life of real-life shooters Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar from Uttar Pradesh, who are better known as ‘shooter dadis’.
Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh also features Prakash Jha and Vicky Kadian in pivotal roles. The film is set to release around Diwali this year.