Mrunal Thakur’s life after the second Covid-19 wave was stressful and she had to give up some work as everything began at once after restrictions were lifted. The actor explains, ‘This has been a busy year for me so far. After the second lockdown was lifted, all producers wanted to shoot together. We are still trying to figure it out. A couple of films, I had to take a step back because I felt even if I did them, it would be an injustice. The character in each film needs that much time and love from your end.’
According to Batla House (2019) actor, the audience can tell when an actor fails to give their role their all, and she didn’t want to disappoint them. ‘It needs to be soulful. Aisa nahi hai ki kaam hai toh karte hi jaa rahe hain, without putting your soul, heart, blood and sweat into it. I just felt that I had to go a bit slow. I was pacing really fast, but I do like that,’ says Thakur, who will be seen next in Jersey with Shahid Kapoor.
The actor admits, however, that letting go of projects was difficult, saying, ‘I am not okay with that, but I have no other option after all. Because of Covid-19 (restrictions) earlier, we couldn’t travel. Earlier, I would shoot in Punjab, come to Mumbai, then go to Patiala, then Chandigarh… I was juggling a couple of projects. Right now, if I have to fly somewhere, I have to get tests done, it (the process) has slowed down. What I do is I compensate with a photoshoot or maybe something related to my work like a narration or script reading.’
She also speaks candidly about one of her most awaited projects previously, the prequel to Baahubali. Thakur clarifies that she will no longer be doing the web series. ‘I was doing that, but not anymore. We did shoot a few episodes two-three years ago, but unfortunately I am not a part of it. I wish the entire team all the best because that’s a very special and dear project,’ she ends.