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.