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New Delhi: Actor Bhumi Pednekar will play the lead role in The Lady Killer, a new film starring Arjun Kapoor to be co-produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and directed by Ajay Bahl, known for movies like BA Pass and Section 375.

Pednekar made her acting debut with Sharat Katariya's romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), starring opposite Ayushmann Khurranna, that proved to be a sleeper hit. After a year-long absence from the screen, she appeared in social drama Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), alongside Akshay Kumar, which touched upon the need for eradication of open defecation inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission. She followed this up with Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), a satire on erectile dysfuction, which reunited her with Khurrana and was also seen in Netflix original Lust Stories, an anthology where her segment was directed by Zoya Akhtar.

Pednekar then appeared in director Abhishek Chaubey's crime drama Sonchiriya in 2019, where she played a young housewife on the run, in rural Chambal, alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and Manoj Bajpayee, after which she was seen as the septuagenarian sharpshooter Chandro Tomar in Tushar Hiranandani's biographical film Saand Ki Aankh, along with Taapsee Pannu.

Her third collaboration with Khurrana in comedy drama Bala and Pati Patni Aur Woh, a remake of the 1978 film of the same name and co-starring Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Pandey, both released late 2019.

During the covid-19 pandemic, two of Pednekar’s films, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and co-starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Durgamati: The Myth, an adaptation of the Telugu horror thriller Bhaagamathie, released on video streaming platforms. Pednekar has completed shooting with Rajkummar Rao for Badhaai Do, a spiritual sequel to the 2018 comedy Badhaai Ho and has also committed to another film with him titled Bheed to be directed by Anubhav Sinha.

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