Mrunal Thakur: When I chose Love Sonia, people were like 'you are an absolute idiot'

Updated: Jun 24, 2020, 12:05 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Mrunal Thakur, who is now all set to share screen space with Shahid Kapoor in Jersey, shares her Bollywood journey, her first film, and her co-stars.

Mrunal Thakur/picture courtesy: Mrunal Thakur's Instagram account
Mrunal Thakur/picture courtesy: Mrunal Thakur's Instagram account

Mrunal Thakur, who kickstarted her Bollywood career with Love Sonia, got in a candid conversation with mid-day.com. In the interview, the actress spoke about her co-stars Hrithik Roshan, with whom she was seen in the film Super 30, her Toofan co-star Farhan Akhtar, and John Abraham. As she is all set to be a part of the sports drama Jersey, Mrunal gave us a glimpse into her future plans, her struggle, and how she managed to switch from television to Bollywood.

Speaking about her Bollywood journey, Mrunal shared, "I did not have a choice. I had to take up whatever came my way. So I believe that whatever opportunity comes my way, I have to grab it. Because there is no looking back and regretting what if I could have done this better. I could have done this film. So I make sure that whatever came my way I did it."

Love Sonia just happened and that film opened a lot of opportunities for this television diva. "People ask me was it a conscious decision to act with Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, John Abraham. Honestly, I was just going with the flow. Eventually, what matters is you need to be convinced, and if you are not convinced, you will not be able to convince the audience. When I was testing for Love Sonia, there was another Bollywood film I was tested for, but that Bollywood film didn't happen, so what I had in my hand was Love Sonia, so I just did it. Even though I am not privileged, but feel like I am happy about the fact that whatever came my way, I appreciate it."

Watch the entire interview here:

Despite facing criticism, Mrunal Thakur did what she had to. "Yes, I did have fear. I thought my career would end even before it began. When I chose Love Sonia and when I was prepping for it, people were like 'you are an absolute idiot.' These were their words. And you are stupid, and you don't know what you are doing. When it comes to television actors, people should give them a chance. Because people get used to seeing them in a particular character for years, and they build their perception."

The actress concluded by saying how being in the world of showbiz isn't easy. "Once you got the eyeballs on you after your first, people look forward to what you're going to do next. That was the most difficult phase of my life. It gets 200 per cent more difficult once you enter Bollywood. And trust me, acting is way better, but the way you position yourself... It's not just how you take care of your films, but also a lot of other stuff. It's about your image, the way you share everything on social media. Being an actor is not easy, being an actress is definitely not easy. There comes a lot of baggage, and it comes with a lot of responsibilities."

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