Actress Bhumi Pednekar starred in this year’s critically acclaimed movie ‘Sonchiriya’. The movie directed by Abhishek Chaubey unfortunately failed to perform well at the box-office. Though a critical darling, the movie has been snubbed at the awards season this year. 

Talking to Mid-Day, actress Bhumi expressed her disappointment about the movie getting snubbed.

“It is heartbreaking that the film didn’t get its due. For me, it will always be at the top of my filmography as it taught me a lot. Abhishek changed me as an actor. The film required a lot from me — I was playing a rape survivor who had a child marriage. I couldn’t have tapped into those emotions without Abhishek’s guidance,” said the actress.

Speaking about her disappointment at getting snubbed at the various film awards this year, Bhumi said that it hurt her. “It feels bad. But the silver lining was that Sonchiriya never faced a dearth of love. It earned a lot of respect.”

“I don’t understand how awards work, but any appreciation for your work is good. I don’t want to do a film to get an award. I want the audience’s respect, and if you get an award in the process, that’s great,” she added.

‘Sonchiriya’ narrated a gritty tale of dacoits, exploitation and social upheaval in the badlands of Chambal and its neighbouring areas.

Along with ‘Sonchiriya’, Bhumi also starred in ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’. Her performance in both the movies has been appreciated.