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“He was my first hero,” says Bhumi, referring to the fact that she made her Bollywood debut in the 2015 release, “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, and adds: “Out of the eight films I have done in four years, three have been with him! He is a dear friend and I am fond of him. I feel happy when I see where he has reached. He really deserves it because he has had such a long journey.”

Bhumi adds the three films she has done with Ayushmann have “really been true to their genre”.

“I feel lucky because we have created a space with each other that is rare. I love collaborating with him because we are likeminded and our value system is similar. Till date it has been a 100 per cent success rate and I hope it stays that way,” she said.

Bhumi is satisfied doing the meaningful cinema she has been a part of. “I feel fortunate that I’ve never been on a film set and felt like why am I here? I don’t want to be unhappy doing the work I do and that has never happened. I have never been part of a film I felt is not correct,” she said.

Bhumi says as an actor her profession comes with a certain responsibility. “There is a lot that needs to change and if I can use my craft, my voice, the medium that I have been given by God to bring about a positive change around me, I will be a lucky person. The priority is to entertain the audience but I always make sure I leave them with more than a couple of laughs,” says Bhumi.

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