Bollywood actress Mrunal Thakur who has worked with Hrithik Roshan in Super 30 and with John Abraham in Batla House has opened up about her journey. She is also working with actor Shahid Kapoor in Jersey and Toofan with Farhan Akhtar in the pipeline. The actress made a successful transition from TV to films, however she admits that the journey wasn’t easy. Mrunal recently talked to Pinkvilla.
“But I want to say thank you to all the people who said that. Because if they wouldn’t have passed those comments, (then) I wouldn’t be here sitting in front of you. So a big thank you to all of them, who told me that ‘you cannot make it into Bollywood, you should only be a television actress’. I am very happy where I am. Actually that’s how I got motivated, so I took it in a positive way,” smiles the actress.
She further adds, “There were times when I would go for film auditions and they would say that this is not meant for you, but I would still be like ‘ek audition leke rakh do’ (just take one audition and keep). Although there was a lot of criticism, I think that was something that kept me moving,” says Mrunal.
She has been asked about the criticism and said, “They said that you have a very television face. You are only good for television,” says the actress. She was also told that if she wanted to get into acting, she should have straight away gone to Bollywood. “Also there was this stereotype mentality where people were like television actors cannot do that transition, but I just wanted to break it and I felt like films were something I was meant for and I didn’t stop,” Mrunal asserts.