With his earlier films like 'Band Baaja Bharat' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance' Maneesh Sharma gave break to Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor. Later, it had created a lot of flutter when he had identified talent from within YRF office and given break to Parineeti. Once again he is set to do the same.
He is all set to be launch pad for Bhumi Pednekar who used to work in the casting department of YRF. While in previous instances he was a director this time he is acting as a producer for YRF. Recalling how he found Bhumi, Maneesh said, "Once, when she was in the midst of an audition, through the door which was slightly open I saw her conduct the audition and that is when I knew she can act."
According to our sources, Bhumi was handling the television casting of YRF and later became an associate in casting with Shanoo Sharma. When asked what she really wants to do, she would say she wanted to direct a film and maybe work under Shimit Amin as an assistant director.
Meanwhile, YRF team was looking for girls all over the country when they had fountain of talent right in the casting office. And deep down inside Bhumi always wanted to act. In fact, she started working madly towards a goal and deadlines that were set for her and also started grooming herself.
The team of YRF told her that they needed her to do a mock test for other actors that lived overseas so that we could send that link to them if they needed a brief! When she performed, they simply loved it! However they still wanted to test more girls and see if there was anyone out there who was better than her for this particular part. But she fitted the bill completely. And that's how she got the part!!!!
Bhumi will be seen on big screen with Ayushmann Khurrana starrer.