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Mumbai: Actor Bhumi Pednekar is set to headline horror film "Durgavati" and she says she is equal parts "pressured and excited" to shoulder a project.

"Durgavati" is the Hindi remake of Telugu horror film "Bhaagamathie", which featured "Baahubali" star Anushka Shetty. It follows a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while being interrogated in a corruption case.

The film, for which she soon starts shooting, is special for Bhumi as she is the sole protagonist of "Durgavati", presented by Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and Bhushan Kumar.

"'Durgavati' is going to take me in horror space. It is the most challenging and special film for me as it is for the first time the responsibility will be on my shoulders. 'Durgavati' is something I'm most pressured and excited about. Akshay sir is a genius, I respect him," the actor told PTI in an interview here.

Directed by Ashok, the film is produced by Abundantia Entertainment's Vikram Malhotra.

Bhumi has another horror film in her kitty titled "Bhoot - Part One: The Haunted Ship". The film also stars Vicky Kaushal.

It is based on a true accident that took place in Mumbai and tells the story of a couple on an abandoned ship lying static on a beach.




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