Chum Dharang Wiki Bio: After the success of Badhai Ho, the makers announced a second film titled Badhai Do. It was known that actors Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will headline the movie but after the release of the trailer in late January, the actor Chum Darang’s significant role was noticed.
Darang is going to play the love interest of Bhumi Pednekar. The film will deal with same-sex relationships in its plot. Lead actors Rao and Pednekar marry each other to stop their family members’ constant pestering. The duo plans to live separate lives while staying married to each other. As Rao’s character says in the film’s trailer, they are going to live like “roommates”.
The notion of Lavendar marriage will be explored in the film. It is means that a man and woman get married to each other but are not really attracted to the opposite sex. Pednekar’s character is in a lesbian relationship with Chum Darang’s character and Rajkummar Rao’s character is interested in men.
Badhai Do trailer showed that Pednekar’s character is a physical education teacher in a school and Rao plays the role of a closeted police officer. The film is going to release on February 11 this year. Harshvardhan Kulkarni has directed the film. Apart from Darang, Rao and Pednekar, the film has other famous actors such as Neha Dhupia, Sheeba Chaddha among others in significant roles.
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Chum Darang: Here’s What We Know About The Actor
Darang said on social media that Badhai Do is going to be her Bollywood debut. She shared, “My first. Badhai Do! It’s one of those films, that came our way, touched our hearts in ways we can’t explain. Some journeys are meant to be remembered forever. Ab aap dekho trailer aur hume (Now you watch the trailer and us) #BadhaaiDo (emojis).”
The 25-year-old actor belongs to a small town in Arunachal Pradesh. She started her career as model and has seen quite a success in the field. She represented her state in the Miss Earth India pageant in New Delhi and then won the title of Miss Earth Water. She also went on to Miss Tiara India International title.
She then took part in the Miss Asia World pageant in 2017 in Lebanon and won the title of Miss Popular. She was the fifth runner-up of the beauty pageant in 2017. Darang called out the contestants of the pageant for calling her “Miss China” and how she had to explain to people that India is a diverse country with people of different skin colour, caste, race and creed. As per reports, Chum Darang also run a non-governmental organisation named Guardian of Blue Marble which works for women empowerment and environment conservation.
Apart from modelling, Darang also took up some roles in commercial advertisements where she shared the screen with the likes of Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and others. On her social media handles, Darang has been vocal about how people from northeast India face discrimination. In one of her posts, Darang wrote, “Dear Prime Minister Of India, How long will we be treated as aliens in our own country? A deprived citizen, Miss Chum Darang, Village Misram, Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India.”