MARCHING TO HER OWN BEAT
Cosmopolitan India|October 2021
Mrunal Thakur knows exactly what she wants. In a candid chat with Cosmo, the 29-year-old actor talks about her journey into showbiz, how she deals with criticism, and what brings her joy.
Simar Malhotra

Cosmo: How would the people closest to you describe you?

Mrunal Thakur: “In a single word, they would describe me as a ‘nutcase’. I’m the biggest entertainer amongst my friends and family, making them laugh with all my drama. It is different from what I used to be as a child. In fact, I think I am living my childhood now because I was reserved while growing up. Since I changed a lot of schools (11 to be exact), I mostly remained quiet to ensure I wasn’t called out or ragged.

I find that many artists have similar experiences. After a point we just decide not to deal with the nonsense others subject us to. Once we start owning our flaws, it frees us to express who we truly are.”

C: From dentistry to mass media and now acting, how did you identify your calling?

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