The optimistic response to her Telugu debut Sita Ramam has instilled a brand new confidence in Mrunal Thakur to broaden her horizons within the regional movie business. While the actor has shifted her focus down South, she isn’t planning to place Bollywood on the backburner.
“As an actor you need to be language and platform agnostic. You cannot park yourself in a segment or section. That’s when your growth is stagnant. I will continue to be part of Hindi films as much as I will also seek and hope to work in films in the south,” Thakur tells us, including, “I have made my Telugu debut and there’s so much more to be offered and explored. I want to even work in other languages, someday even helm a strong Marathi film too”.
The Jersey actor is presently on a lookout for excellent content material. “I want to work with visionary directors and be part of their filmography. There are so many meaningful films happening there and I do hope to be part of films that will enrich me as an actor,” she says, including that there are some visionary administrators within the business “who have always been ahead of the curve and have led by example”.
Right now, Thakur is open to doing cinema in southern languages, no matter whether or not it’s been made for a theatrical launch or for OTT platforms. For her, crucial half is how related the character is.
In truth, lately, the cinema of South India, comprising the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam language industries, has stolen a march over its extra Hindi counterpart on the subject of field workplace. However, Thakur feels it’s only a part.
“Good content will survive anywhere. It may be a phase but I’m certain and I know there are some great Hindi films which are upcoming and will drive the audiences back. Similarly so much great storytelling has happened in the last two years on OTT, one should also acknowledge that and know that this was a wave of change and wave of great writing and content that was led by the Hindi film industry,” she asserts.
But there’s something that Hindi movies can study from the South. “Understanding of content that appeals to the national audiences is something I feel that we can learn from the south,” she says whereas wrapping up.