Mrunal Thakur has always aimed to be platform agnostic. Though she started off with TV serials, she soon shifted to movies and is now eyeing the web. The actor says that for any artiste in today’s times, being a constant shapeshifter is non- negotiable. It is the need of the hour, especially after a year like 2020 that has completely altered the content consumption patterns of the audience, she feels.
Not to undermine that theatres will be the crowd pullers but Thakur believes actors should widen their horizons and attempt long formats to improve their own craft. She shares, “It was a common problem till two years ago that people used to look down upon OTT platforms, including actors. With that being the only option for entertainment available now, people realised an entirely different universe of shows and movies. Having said that, cinemas will still remain a priority for most. However, as actors, we don’t need to choose between platforms and movies. We can do both and be good at both. At the end of the day, these are different formats of storytelling. They both help an actor better their work.”