Mrunal Thakur: A Success Story from Television to Film
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Mrunal Thakur: A Success Story from Television to Film

Mrunal Thakur is one of the few success stories of the actors who came from television to film and made their mark. Her debut film was an international starrer ‘Love Sonia’ which paved the way for more commercial films like ‘Super 30’ and ‘Batla House.’

Mrunal Thakur and her innocent smile have been winning the hearts of her audience for quite some time now. She made her big-screen debut with Tabrez Noorani film Love Sonia in 2018. Based on the grave topic of human trafficking, this film won critical acclaim if not box office success. Mrunal Thakur worked with big names like Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, Richa Chadda, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Rajkumar Rao in this film. Many people advised her not to take an unconventional film and instead go for a more commercial one. Mrunal, however, believed in the smartness of the audiences of today and knew that good performance mattered more than the glamorous looks.

Love Sonia and television gave Mrunal Thakur a solid start

It was Love Sonia which Mrunal Thakur the chance to work in films like Super 30 and Batla House. Her strong performance in Love Sonia paved the way for her future opportunities. Mrunal Thakur owes her success today to her first film. However, this was not her first time on screen. She had been working for the television and commercial. Her ad film with the famous actress Kajol Devgan gained popularity among the masses.

Mrunal Thakur believes in performance

Mrunal Thakur is a strong believer in the power of performance. She owes her craft to her training on the television as there one does not get to spend much time preparing a given character. By the time she joined films, she had already evolved much. Mrunal has made her mark in the industry despite being an outsider. According to her a person’s faith in his/her own abilities is important. Slow and steady wins the race hence patience is the key. Despite having the conventional heroine looks, Mrunal Thakur is glad that times are changing. People are more accepting of new ideas and storylines. Now the key to success is the performance and not just glamour or connections.

Mrunal Thakur is all praise for Hrithik Roshan

Mrunal has been fortunate to work with actors senior actors like Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham. Mrunal Thakur is a great admirer of her Super 30 co-star Hrithik Roshan. According to her, she has learned merely by observing Hrithik Roshan. Although most actors are not too fond of the promotional activities, Mrunal believes that the promotional events gave her a chance to learn more from Hrithik Roshan. He is a versatile actor which is inspirational for a performance-oriented actress like Mrunal.

She is one of the few success stories who came from the television to film

Mrunal Thakur is one of those very few successful examples who transitioned from television to film but still made a name for themselves. She has also defied the stereotype that the Indian television actors are loud and have exaggerated emotions. According to Mrunal, this perception is only due to the sound effects which are added to television dramas to get ratings and attention. Acting remains the same. Mrunal Thakur is one of those people who never forget the role of their past and hence owes her acting skills to the television and her debut film Love Sonia.


By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is an Australia based writer from Pakistan who loves Aaloo Gosht, Bollywood, Madam Noor Jahan, and everything that comes in between.