The prestigious Disruptor Award will be given to Bhumi Pednekar, a groundbreaking force in the film business, at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in 2023. The actress has distinguished herself in the business with standout performances in films like Badhai Do, Bheed, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Bala, and many others. She has carved out a place for herself in the industry as a performer who can hold her own on films with weighty themes. Additionally, she will be honored for her unwavering dedication to combating climate change and advancing sustainability. On August 11, the festival’s first day, the actor will receive the honor.
By continually using her platform and power to effect positive change, Bhumi Pednekar has established herself as one of the industry’s most socially conscious performers. As a fervent climate activist, she has leveraged her considerable influence and influence as an actor to highlight the significance of addressing climate change and its current reality.
Bhumi Pednekar will participate in a special fireside talk with a live audience on sustainability as part of the honor, further establishing her position as a change agent.
Bhumi expressed her gratitude for being chosen as the IFFM’s Disruptor of the Year when asked about the honor.” I value this acknowledgment greatly. I attempt to live a life of influence through my career, the films and parts I take on, the causes I back and advocate for, and all I do to promote climate protection. My goal is to improve society by promoting gender inclusivity, pushing for the inclusion of women in the film industry, and promoting environmental stability. This validation from IFFM reinforces my conviction that I’m on the right track and moving forward in the right way”.
A representative of the Victorian government will award Bhumi Pednekar with the Disruptor Award, underlining the partnership between the festival and the government in fostering significant work in the entertainment sector.