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Chum Darang bollywood debut in ‘Badhaai Do’ with Rajkumar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar

Chum Darang
Chum Darang

Chum Darang Indian model , actress and enterpreneur  from  Pasighat  of Arunachal Pradesh is making her first debut   Bollywood  with Junglee productions  in Harshvardhan  Kulkarni’s ‘Badhaai Do’. Actress, plays the role of Bhumi  Pednekar’s  girlfriend in this upcoming movie. The 29-year-old actress will be seen sharing screen space with actors Rajkumar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar. Movie  which is scheduled  to be released  on 11 february . The movie will showing the journey of a lesbian woman and a gay man who marry each other as a setup to appease their parents. Chum Darang will be seen playing Bhumi Pednekar’s love interest.

In an interview ,Chum Darang  said that  Bollywood was never  in her plans. She added  that it was a  “challenge” to play the role and said, “I saw this casting ad on FB and I randomly texted the team and went for my auditions and it just happened. The character that I am playing, she is such a fun girl and the tag of playing Bhumi’s love interest did not really bother me. It was a challenge to play a role like that but I had no inhibitions. I listened to my director and understood what the team wanted. And I would like to believe that I completed this challenge well.”

Chum Darang  is excited  with the opportunity. She further said “I wanted to act but I thought people would laugh if I told them about this,” she said.The actress also said that her friends and family back home are equally thrilled about the film. “We don’t have theatres in my hometown, so they are planning to go to Assam and will be travelling for three hours to see me on the big screen,” she said.

On asking how she feel sharing the screen with co-actors like Rajkumar  Rao and Bhumi  Pednekar. Then she said,“They both are so down-to-earth and work really hard. I know they are experienced; they know so much, but during the shoot, they sat down, listened to the director and worked accordingly. I learnt to be hard-working and grounded from them. The respect they have for other actors on set was another thing that I learnt from them”.

‘Badhaai Do’ showcases the story of two LGBTQ+ characters – a gay cop played by Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar, who is dating another woman. Rajkummar and Bhumi decide to get married and live like flatmates in order to avoid pressure from their families and continue to see people that they actually like.

Chum Darang was interested in  beauty pageants and she started  in 2007  when she was very young. She won Miss AAPSU  in year 2010. She was finalist  of North East  Diva 2014 and second runner up in Miss Himalaya  2015.  In year 2016 she won Miss India Earth and Miss India  Water. She also holds the crown of  Miss Asia World  and Miss Tiara India International in year 2017. Darang is a social activist  wand was recognised  by Governor  of Arunachal  for her work. She running her own  coffee ‘Cafe Chu’  as Pasighat.

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