Saand Ki Aankh: Bhumi opens up on Neena Gupta and Soni Razdan sparking ageism debate

It was recently when the debate of ageism in Bollywood was sparked. And all happened when Kangana Ranaut's sister revealed that Kangana was approached for the role to play 60 years old in upcoming film Saand Ki Aankh, however she declined the role saying that they should cast older actresses like Neena Gupta, Shabana Azmi, and Soni Razdan. But the makers went on to cast Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar. When Bhumi was asked about it, she said that casting is the filmmaker’s prerogative. She further added that she respects Neena Gupta and Soni Razdan, she hopes the movie changes their opinion. Bhumi concluded by saying that playing Chandro Tomar was the opportunity of a lifetime.