Mrunal Thakur on acting with Farhan Akhtar in Toofaan: Every Bollywood actress is going to be jealous of me

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Mrunal Thakur has had a incredible journey as a Bollywood actor. The 28-year-old actress, who made her acting debut with Love Sonia in 2018, will be seen in National Award-winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofaan reverse Farhan Akhtar. In this interview with indianexpress.com, Mrunal talks about her purpose as an actor and why she prefers to steer clear of the glam route.

Excerpts from the interview:

Toofaan is the quintessential underdog movie, how was your expertise working on the movie?

It is an iconic film, no less than in my profession to date. To be an element of this film itself is the most important achievement in my life. I’ll say that as a result of working with Farhan, Rakeysh sir and Paresh ji, Supriya Pathak, Hussain sir, Vijay Raaz and Mohan Agashe is an expertise in itself. I may really feel the life they introduced into their characters. I simply stored seeing how nice they have been at what they do and the way they made this journey really feel so actual. I simply felt that I used to be watching a slice of life. It made me realise that you simply don’t all the time have to act, ait is vital is that you simply additionally really feel. Toofaan has taught me that preparing, getting your hair and make-up executed doesn’t reduce it. That’s not the way you’re prepared to act, you will have really feel the second that you’re in.

Working with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is like a dream come true. I’ve learnt so many methods, there is a method of dealing with a scene. I consider that dialog is a should, and that is what he does. Before the scene, he doesn’t rehearse the traces, he has that dialog with me, permits me to really feel the state of affairs.

Farhan, in the meantime, has ignited that fireplace in me as an artiste, as a performer. He makes certain that no matter he does, he dives deep into it and performs as if there is no tomorrow. As an artiste, all of the inhibitions I had, most likely died with this one. He made certain that we drive out of our consolation zone. And I’ll select in the long run to do roles like this, roles that aren’t solely tough, however on the identical time iconic.

Toofaan is out-and-out a Farhan Akhtar film. A film a few boxing champ, how did you make place for your self in it?

That is the sweetness about Rakeysh sir. Even if it is a biopic, he’ll be sure that each character is vital. His therapy to his actors and characters is equal. Ananya is a health care provider who has a life of her personal. As she has a lot ache in her life, she has channelised all of the ‘dukh and dard’ in the very best method, and he or she believes in giving happiness to all of the individuals who she meets. The method this character is written, it is very balanced, it is very nice. I’m certain each Bollywood actress is going to be jealous of me enjoying Ananya.

When we speak about different actors being jealous of you, you will have already achieved with the initiatives you will have executed. Before Toofaan, Super 30 with Hrithik Roshan was a superhit too, and your subsequent is Jersey with Shahid Kapoor. Not many newcomers get these form of movies.

I need to be generally known as a flexible actress, and there is just one factor that retains ringing in my head and that is that I don’t need to repeat myself. I don’t need to do one thing that I’ve already executed. I need to be an element of a narrative which is good, irrespective of no matter time I get on display screen. Most of the instances actresses do have an inhibition about not enjoying a mom or a sister, and solely enjoying roles the place the actress is introduced in a really glamorous method. I don’t have such inhibitions as an actor. I realised that the character is crucial.

I need the youthful era of individuals who need to be actors to watch my films and study from them. I want I may be no less than 2% of what Waheeda (Rahman) ji is or what Madhubala was. That’s the fundamental agenda.

When I stroll on the road, I need them to know me as Ananya or Supriya, and never as Mrunal. I need individuals to know me for my work.

Toofaan, that includes Mrunal Thakur, Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak and Vijay Raaz will stream on Amazon Prime Video from July 16.

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