Mrunal Thakur recalls when she was asked to lose weight: ‘I have Thick Thighs and I own them'

During a recent interview, Mrunal Thakur spoke about how she is viewed in the film industry and being comfortable in your skin. Read on!

Updated on Feb 21, 2024  |  02:14 PM IST |  122.8K
Mrunal Thakur spoke about how she is viewed in the film industry
Mrunal Thakur recalls when she was asked to lose weight (PC: Mrunal Thakur Instagram)

Hi Nanna actress Mrunal Thakur recalled a time when a director she had met for a meeting told her she was not sexy at all. During an interview, the actress mentioned being confused. She revealed how in return, she asked him back. Thakur asked, “Are you talking about the character or myself?” In response to the same, the director said that the character is “but I just don’t see you like that.” 

After this, Mrunal asked for a look test to be done. She mentioned that when the photographer initially walked in, he didn’t see Mrunal as that character. Mrunal further added, “Later on, he came to me and apologized." The actress continued, "I have immense faith in my team because they transform me. As an actor, it is important for me to be neutral, because then all the filmmakers around me can mould me into that character.”

During the same interview, actress Mrunal Thakur spoke about how she is looked at in the film industry, particularly highlighting the idea of looking sexy. Mrunal said that even the dead skin on her toe seemed hot to her. She added, “But I can’t keep showing that constantly. I have to be me.” 

“What is it that people want to see? I did a song and people were like don’t do this, you have to lose weight. I said, listen, I have thick thighs and I own them, and I am so comfortable. If I am not uncomfortable, then why are you uncomfortable?,” said Mrunal, speaking with Indian Express and recalling an incident. 


Mrunal Thakur on the career front

Mrunal Thakur is on a roll at the moment, especially in the Telugu Film Industry, with back-to-back hits in the form of Sita Ramam and Hi Nanna. Her performance in both these movies has garnered her a lot of appreciation and fame. 

Mrunal’s upcoming film is also a Telugu language film titled Family Star, starring Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role, and written and directed by Parasuram Petla. Family Star is bankrolled by Dil Raju under the SVC banner, with the music for the film being composed by Gopi Sundar.

ALSO READ: Mrunal Thakur, Dulquer Salmaan starrer Sita Ramam to re-release in theaters; here’s WHEN you can watch

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