LANGUAGE NO BAR FOR BHUMIKA CHAWLA
Bhumika Chawla portrayed the mellow character of Nirjhara which is still fresh in our minds but her aptitude became visible in number of south films. The north Indian girl started her career with modeling in Hindi music videos and though she aimed to reach heights in Hindi films but got her first break in Great Indian Entertainment’s Telugu film Yevakudu. Gaily she accepted it and the film made her a household name in the south.
Following her success in South, her talent fetched her, the lead role opposite superstar Salman Khan in Tere Naam. And after doing classics like Gandhi my father, Chawla reiterated to South films as no good or exciting offers came from Bollywood. Though she has done films in Punjabi and Bhojpuri yet South excites her.
But one wonders how a girl brought up in traditional Punjabi family goes on to become success in South film industry! Did she ever face any language problem? She laughs, “Indeed! Initially I found it tough and I had to work hard as I did not understand a word of Telugu. We have a senior Translator who sits on the sets the whole day and translates the dialogue and meaning. But after a particular time you get used to it. With great teams and support we sort of manage to overcome the language barrier.”
But after being so well received by the South film industry it sure seems like Language is no bar for Bhumika as far as her work is concerned.
In south Bhumika has donned the role of various shades and will be soon seen in yet another challenging character of that of a journalist in a Telugu film April Fool, directed by Krishnaswamy Srikanth Iyengar starring Jagapathi Babu.