"this is exactly how I am - bold and carefree."
Bhumi Pednekar has responded to the trolling she receives for her fashion choices.
The actress has been on a fashion revolution by experimenting with her looks for every event.
Bhumi has been admired for her outfits. However, she has been trolled also.
At the launch of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai, Bhumi wore an extravagant silver gown.
She has also been seen in a black cutout dress.
But some social media users have claimed that the outfits were too revealing.
Despite the trolling, Bhumi is unfazed and stated that while she has always taken risks, she only recently gained the “courage” to take fashion risks.
Bhumi explained: “In real life, this is exactly how I am – bold and carefree.
“Over the last two years, I met people from the [fashion] fraternity who saw this side of me.”
She went on to elaborate on how fashion experts “encouraged” her.
“I’ve just become a lot more comfortable with myself now. I have accepted myself a lot more.
“All that is translating into my appearances at whatever events and red carpets that I attend.
“I have realised that I have always loved myself. I have been a confident girl. It is a journey for everyone.
“Today, I’m more upfront and I am a little more carefree about showing people who I really am.”
On whether fashion trolls bother Bhumi, she said: “Not at all.
“For me, fashion and beauty is so therapeutic.
“My journey, I would like to believe, started in the lockdown when I started putting out beauty blogs and makeup videos.
“Earlier, I was so nervous when I put out my first video because I was thinking if this is something which I should be doing. But then it was so therapeutic to me and I got so much love for it.”
Speaking about embracing her style, Bhumi added:
“It started casually when I decided to put out aspects of my life and I honestly do this for myself. I love fashion.”
“And I’ve loved fashion since I was a child.
“Today, I like to own it to the max that I can. So this comes from a very, very authentic place of being passionate about beauty and fashion.
“And the fashion police doesn’t bother me.”
Bhumi Pednekar recently won her third Filmfare Award, taking home ‘Best Actress (Critics)’ for her role in Badhaai Do.