Pretty looking Mrunal Thakur, who was last seen as Saakshi in Star Plus' popular thriller show Arjun, is all set to be seen playing a very lively character of Bulbul in Balaji Telefilms' much awaited show Kumkum Bhagya on Zee TV.
Kumkum Bhagya is a story of a mother who wants to get both her daughters married to their Mr. Right. Mrunal has been roped in to play the younger daughter in the show.
TellyBuzz spoke to the actress to know more about her character, her association with the show, bonding with her co-stars and much more...
Talking about her character in the show, Mrunal says, "I am playing the character of Bulbul who is very lively, happy go lucky and she is a person who loves herself. Today is the first day of my shoot and I am totally enjoying playing this character. I have done few scenes with my on-screen mom and my sister Pragya. The bonding and everything else looks very real and I just love doing that. I love the concept as well. My name is Bulbul in the show and the name itself brings a smile on everybody's face. I am sure that the audience will love Bulbul who is like a drama queen and I hope they will like me too (chuckles)."
She further added, "Bulbul is me and I know that I can do it very well. I never thought that I will do a TV show again because I was concentrating more on films and recently I have done 3 Marathi movies. When I got the narration of the story, I couldn't say a No' because I found the story brilliant. There are some actors who can't live without TV and I think that I am the one. Movies are something which explores avenues to learn new things and TV is something which I can't stay apart."
The actress is quite happy as her movies and her show Kumkum Bhagya will hit the screens in the same month, "My movies are getting released in the month of March and April and Kumkum Bhagya will also go on air in March. So, I am quite excited and nervous about it," says Mrunal.
Mrunal shares a good bond with her co-stars and also feels that all the actors just fits the bill for playing their on-screen characters, "I am feeling lucky that after so many years the 9 PM time slot has got free and time slot matters a lot. So, I am happy and all my co-actors Supriya Raina Shukla, Sriti Jha, Faisal Rashid, Shabbir Ahluwalia are very nice people and we are like a family. Supriya is so cute and jolly. Everybody is so apt for the characters they are playing in the show. Sriti is just like Pragya in real, Shabbir is a rock star and I am also similar to Bulbul. I like the team and it is fun to work with this team."
When asked Mrunal about her look in the show, she
says, "My look in the show is going to be like Kareena Kapoor of Jab We Met and
I love character. Even if it wouldn't be like this, then I would have convinced
my designer to make me look similar to that of Kareena's look (laughs). I am
really attracted towards her look in that movie and in Arjun also I used to wear
bangles like her."
So, is Mrunal in touch with her co-stars of her previous shows? She replies, "Mujhse Kuchh Kehti...Yeh Khamoshiyaan was a show close to my heart and everybody was like a family to me. Recently, I met my co-stars of Arjun at the launch of Siddharth's caf. I met Shaleen Malhotra, Sana Khan and everybody and it's always good to have such small events time to time so that we get to meet with everyone."
Lastly Mrunal signs off saying that she is extremely fortunate to be a part of Ekta's show and wants to work harder for this show, "It feels great and I feel fortunate enough that she chose me for this role. I have lots of responsibilities on my shoulders now and I have to work harder now. I am nervous and excited. I hope I can live up to Ekta Ma'am's expectations as how she wants my character to be like."
We are eager to see Mrunal aka Bulbul in Kumkum
Bhagya and we wish her all the very best!