At the recently concluded International Film Festival and Awards, Macau, Bhumi Pednekar, star of Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Bala was one of the awardees of Asian Stars: Up Next. The award is intended to recognize and promote Asian on-screen talent who have established themselves in their home market but have the potential to cross borders onto the global stage.
Commenting on the honour, Pednekar took to her Instagram page to say, “I am full of gratitude and so motivated to work harder and constantly challenge myself. Thank you IFFAM 2019 for the experience for bringing us together. Truly a memorable moment of pride and honour.”
The actress has had a busy year with roles in Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchrirya, Alankrita Shrivastava’s Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars, Tushar Hiranandani’s Saand Ki Aankh, Amir Kaushik’s Bala and Pati Patni Aur Woh directed by Mudassar Aziz.
Previous Asian Star Up Next awardees include Celina Jade, Ludi Li, Piolo Pascual, Rajkummar Rao, Shioli Kutsuna, Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying, Ahn Seo-Hyeon from 2017, and Anne Curtis, Iqbaal Ramadhan, Zaira Wasim, Xana Tang and Ryan Zheng Kai from 2018.