Mrunal Thakur with several films in her kitty, has gracefully transitioned from a TV star to a Bollywood actor. The actress recently spoke to Pinkvilla about her experience in the industry with nepotism and shared two incidents, where she faced discrimination for not being a star kid.
Mrunal revealed she was snubbed by people for not having a filmy lineage at an award show. Mrunal told the portal that she was shown the exit after winning an award where star kids were given more media coverage opportunities. She said, "First, it happened to me at an Awards ceremony. I was getting the Critics Best Actress award for my film and after I went on stage, I was told, 'Ma'am, that's the exit!' Whereas at the same ceremony, when a star kid went up, they literally were shoving the mic in her face."
Mrunal Thakur Says Media Also Treats Stars Differently
The Super 30 actress also said that media treats people differently and added, "I was at this event giving interview bytes and suddenly, the entire media ran away because a star kid arrived. That poor girl couldn't even handle her outfit properly and the media was just all over."
Mrunal Was Last Seen In Karan Johar's Segment In Ghost Stories
However, Mrunal does not blame the star kids for nepotism or the different treatment, she said, "It's not just the industry, it's also the audience and the media, no? After all, this is what the audience wants to see which is why the media is also giving it to them. I don't blame the starkids for this at all."
Thakur Will Be Seen In Jersey And Toofan
Thakur was last seen in Netflix film, Ghost Stories in the segment directed by Karan Johar. She has also been a part of John Abraham's Batla House and Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 in 2019. The actress will next be seen in Jersey alongside Shahid Kapoor and in Toofan with Farhan Akhtar, both set to release in 2020. Unfortunately, both the films have been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.