Bhumika Chawla was at the peak of her career when she did Vijay’s Badri. Her character Janu from the film had appreciated well and she portrayed the role to perfections. In a recent interaction, she opened up about her experience of doing Badri and working with actor Vijay.
She said, “It was September 6, 1996, and I was on my first trip alone to Hyderabad. I didn’t know what to expect, and went with the attitude that ‘If the movie clicks, good, and if not, I at least get to travel to Hyderabad’. But I guess that film was in my destiny. One thing led to another, and the makers of Badri saw me in my Telugu film and signed me on. It was a wonderful experience, working with Vijay and director Arun. I don’t exactly remember my first shot for the film, but I do remember this particular shot I gave for the song Kadhal Solvadhu.”
Elaborating more about the incident, she stated, “We were shooting in Switzerland, and for a particular shot, I had to climb on Vijay’s back. I was nervous and worried that I would fall and also push him to the ground. But luckily, no such thing happened (laughs)! Vijay is a good co-star to work with, very humble and always willing to help. During that schedule, he was talking to me about his film, Kushi, and how he liked the way it had turned out, but was also nervous about its release. Little did I think then that in the time to come, I would be a part of its Telugu remake!”