Every new project excites the performer in Bhumika Chawla. The actor is happy to have got an opportunity to portray a never seen before role in her upcoming film Operation Romeo. She talks about the project.
“It’s a remake of a Telugu film called Ishq Not A Love Story. My role is of a Maharashtrian lady who is a housewife, and something happens that changes her life suddenly. I can reveal only so much,” says the actor, known for Hindi films such as Tere Naam, Gandhi: My Father and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.
The movie revolves around the concept of moral policing. The entire film has been shot in Mumbai. “It has been going on for years. If a boy and girl are sitting together, people will just think that they are boyfriend and girlfriend. People think they are lovers, and it happens in smaller towns. They see the clothes you wear or the kind of time you come home. All this is under scrutiny. This movie deals with that kind of thing,” reveals Bhumika.
Bhumika had an “amazing experience” working with director, Shashant Shah, on the project. “Shashant sir is a fantastic person. This is my first time working with him, though I have seen many of his movies. He has a clear vision and is full of energy and zest. He is also very sorted. We had some workshops before the movie started. It feels really good to work with him,” she says.
Operation Romeo releases on April 22. On why people should not miss this film, the actor adds, “I haven’t played a character like this in my earlier Hindi films. It’s very interesting, and people will love it. The story is relatable too. All the co-actors have done a fantastic job. Sharad Kelkar is a very good actor and has given a wonderful performance in the film.” While Bhumika has done a number of Bollywood projects earlier, these days she is not seen doing them much. Speaking about it, she says that she does not want to do things just for the heck of it.
“This has been my thinking since I did Tere Naam. I want to do good work even if it’s limited. I don’t want to repeat myself in any kind of character that I have done. I don’t want to go back on screen looking the same. Even in my Telugu and Tamil films, it’s the same. There has to be something deep and interesting for me to take up a project,” she signs off.