Mithila Parkar on her Little Things role: Relate to Kavya in the third season

Updated: Feb 23, 2020, 07:08 IST | Shaheen Parkar | Mumbai

Mithila traces her three-year journey with Little Things as she is nominated for Best Actor (Female) in the upcoming mid-day and Radio City Hitlist Web Awards

Mithila Parkar
Mithila Parkar

picIn her role of Kavya, who navigates the ups and downs of a live-in relationship in Little Things, Mithila Palkar made people sit up and take notice. Three seasons later, she is a web star in her own right.

"From being unsure about what she wanted to do in life to finding a work-life balance, Kavya has matured into a responsible adult and a doting partner. I relate to that growth, and relate to Kavya in the third season the most," says Palkar, whose endearing performance in the love story has fetched her a Best Actor (Female) nomination in the upcoming mid-day and Radio City Hitlist Web Awards.

Dice Media's Little Things began on YouTube in 2016, and was later picked up by Netflix. "It had an instant connect with the audience because of its universal story of [two people navigating] a relationship," reasons the actor. The idea for a long-format series came about after Dhruv Sehgal and she did two sketches with FilterCopy. "That's when producer Ashwin Suresh suggested that Dhruv write those sketches to adapt to a longer format."

There have been several fun-filled moments during the shoot. "The tennis court scene in the eighth episode of season three is one of our favourites. It was one of the most challenging sequences to shoot and Ruchir Arun, the director of that episode, was ambitious about it. We spent an entire night filming it," she laughs.

The actor, who featured in the Irrfan and Dulquer Salmaan starrer Karwaan (2018), is hoping to gain a foothold in Bollywood while balancing her digital commitments. There has been talk that a fourth season of Little Things is on the cards. Ask Palkar, and she smiles, "You will know soon."

More About Little Things

  • Prateek Kuhad has composed the music for the series
  • Lead actor Dhruv Sehgal is also the creator and writer of Little Things
  • Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar first met at the Thespo Youth Theatre Festival after which they worked together in a FilterCopy sketch

Cast your vote for the Hitlist Web Awards

Mithila Palkar has been nominated in the Best Actor (Female) category for Netflix’s Little Things 03. The other nominees are:

  • Shefali Shah (Delhi Crime; Netflix)
  • Shweta Tripathi Sharma (Laakhon Mein Ek 02; Amazon Prime)
  • Rasika Dugal (Out of Love; Hotstar)
  • Geetanjali Kulkarni (Gullak; Sony LIV)
  • Sobhita Dhulipala (Made in Heaven; Amazon Prime)
  • Dia Mirza (Kaafir; Zee5)

Little Things 03 enjoys nominations across five categories, including Best New Season, Best Actor (Male), Best Supporting Actor (Female) and Best Writing.

There are 14 categories that the public can vote in. Log on to www.hitlistwebawards.com to cast your vote.

You can also vote via SMS. Send HITLIST <space> category name <space> your choice (a/b/c/d as on the website) to 57575.

Voting lines close on March 8.

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