Netflix, on Wednesday, revealed the trailer for its upcoming crime drama, ‘Bhakshak‘, starring Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role. Promising a compelling performance as Vaishali Singh, a determined journalist, Pednekar’s character is on a mission to expose a heinous crime, drawing inspiration from true events.
The film’s trailer opens with a room full of abandoned girls, a revelation that prompts Bhumi Pednekar’s character to investigate further. Informed by Sanjay Mishra about the abuse these girls endure, she discovers the involvement of a minister and other high-level politicians in the crime. As a fearless investigative journalist, Bhumi embarks on a challenging journey to unveil the shocking secrets hidden within a girls’ shelter home, with the goal of bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Directed by Pulkit and produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma, ‘Bhakshak’ boasts a powerful ensemble cast, including Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava, and Sai Tamhankar, alongside Bhumi Pednekar.
Director Pulkit, reflecting on the film, expressed, “This story is deeply personal to me, shaping the journey of an investigative journalist in her pursuit of justice and truth has been an incredibly enriching experience as a director. My aspiration is for this film to reach audiences across the globe as it makes its mark on Netflix across 190 countries.”
Bhumi Pednekar, discussing her role, stated, “In my journey as an actor, I’ve always been drawn to clutter-breaking films that go beyond the conventional narrative. ‘Bhakshak’ is one of the most significant films of my career. I am very grateful for scripts like ‘Bhakshak’ and characters like Vaishali Singh that have the courage to tell these powerful narratives. I truly believe in the transformative potential of storytelling and am committed to choosing roles that not only push boundaries and break stereotypes but also ignite discussions that pave the way for meaningful change. ‘Bhakshak’ is an important film, and I can’t wait to share our labor of love with audiences around the world.”
‘Bhakshak’ is scheduled to premiere on February 9, on Netflix.