Mrunal Thakur: Dad sits with me during script narrations

Mumbai, Jun 01, 2021, IANS

Actress Mrunal Thakur says that her parents are an active part of her career and she wouldn't like it any other way. She adds that her dad sits with her during her narrations and gives his inputs, too.

"They were hesitant in the beginning. But now, during a narration, my father sits next to me and gives his input. When I was a kid, he used to take care of my textbooks and school notebooks, and now he takes care of the script," she told IANS.

The actress adds that her parents get very excited when they see her on screen. "Every time on TV, if they are surfing or on YouTube, my commercial comes, they will go screaming, 'you on the TV!' They are very proud of me. Even today, when an ad or a song comes, they get so excited and happy. The joy I can feel and see is something that keeps me going and helps me contribute towards good cinema," she says.

Talking about how she got them on board with her when it came to being an actress, Mrunal explains: "My family was afraid of the industry, but I always made sure that I had conversations with my parents so they know where I am filming and that their daughter is safe. In today's generation, a lot of my friends don't get along with their parents and they don't have that communication. When there is a gap between you are your parents, it causes baggage. I was transparent and they always supported me."

The actress has the films "Toofan", "Jersey" and "Aankh Micholi" lined up.


Adah Sharma: Picked up the flute a few months back

Actress Adah Sharma says she is learning to play the flute.

"I picked up the flute a few months back when lockdown was relaxed and shooting started again. I love playing the piano but the flute I can carry in my bag, (and play) in the van between shoots," she said.

Adah had mentioned about her interest in the flute last year, too. In an Instagram video she posted in October 2020, Adah had captured a tune played by a flute player. She was trying to use her social media presence to help the musician who was struggling to make a living on empty streets during lockdown, she had said back then, and she encouraged her followers to contact people like him, purchase flutes from him and learn the art from "Basuriwaale bhaiya".

She had also said in her post back then that her fans would be "inflicted with me playing the flute in videos soon".

It seems now that Adah is finally honing her skills as a flautist.