Kiara Advani avers Bhumi Pednekar has a midas touch; reminisces the time when the latter took her audition

Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani and Vicky Kaushal are occupied for their film promotions of Govinda Naam Mera. During the promotions, actor Kiara Advani mentioned an anecdote when she was auditioned by co-actor Bhumi Pednekar.

Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Kiara said, “Bhumi was the one who took my first audition ever”. In the process, Vicky too jumped in and added, “She has taken my audition as well.”

Prior her stint in the films, Bhumi worked in the casting department at Yash Raj Films. “It was not for anything. You just have to go and audition. It wasn’t like there is a film but if they like you, they’ll find a film or whatever and this was like, I’m talking about like 10 years ago,” Kiara said. Bhumi recalled that, “I was the biggest fraud. I was just over there because there was no choice. Because if you want to be an actor, if you want to be in films, just be here.”

Shashank Khaitan added that he is the one who “spotted” Bhumi post her stage performance. “She was on stage and she was not this focused girl that you see right now. She was a 18-19-year-old kid. I saw her onstage perform and I’m like, ‘Bhumi you are a superb actor.’ And I don’t think even she took it seriously,” he averred. To which Kiara added that Bhumi possess the “midas touch.”

The film starring the three actors is helmed by Shashank Khaitan, who is a promising a masala entertainer. Bankrolled by Dharma Productions, the film is slated to stream on Disney Plus Hotstar on December 16.