Mrinalini Sharma’s Bollywood debut happened with a cameo in Ajay Devgan-starrer “Apaharan” and she hogged the limelight with Emraan Hashmi starrer “Awarapan”. Post ‘Soundtrack’, the Rajeev Khandelwal starrer movie; she is now doing ‘Jodi Breakers’. The movie is set to release in February next year.
Telling about her Bollywood experience she says, “Both my brother and I wanted to breakaway. My brother is an assistant director who is learning the art of direction and I went on to become a model. Movies just happened. I never had dreams of becoming an actress. I went to the audition on a lark and Bollywood just happened. It wasn’t strategized. The reason we could pull it off is thanks to immense of support and trust we got from home and we’re lucky that way.”
For those who don’t know, Mrinalini Sharma is a model turned actress who hails from Delhi. She is a daughter to an IPS Officer.
Revealing about how she got the role in Jodi Breakers she says, “I didn’t audition for it. It happened over a single meeting. My role is very colorful one. I strive to play such interesting characters in my movies.”
Adding further she tells about her excitement while working with R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu. “The experience has been great so far. Bipasha is very beautiful and Madhavan is such a great co-star. He shares tips, nuances and suggestions and he is just a treat to watch and work with,” says the lady.
So how was her experience while shooting for the movie in Greece? “Earlier this year, someone has asked me if I had to throw a dart on a place I’d want to spend my birthday in, where would it be. I said I’d love to be in Greece. Ironically, around my birthday, the shooting of “Jodi Breakers” was scheduled in Greece! It was an amazing coincidence. I stayed back for 10 days after the film’s schedule to explore Greece,” she says.
Recalling her career which began with a cameo item number, Mrinalini says, “I have a huge issue with the term ‘item’ number because the word ‘item’ here is a gender-specific term. Moreover, the song I debuted with, had a decent video. But apart from that tag, I never had any issues with such songs, nor will I have in the future.”
So does the lady wants to do any Tollywood movie also? “I’m very open to offers from Tollywood and other film industries. I’ve just started out and I have a long way to go. We’re actors and are not bound by language. I haven’t seen too many Telugu films, but I do watch a few now and then. “Magadheera” was the last Telugu film I watched,” confesses Mrinalini.
Revealing about her personality she adds, “I’m a daredevil actually. I might not know swimming but I learnt scuba-diving and went on to become a certified scuba-diver, something that I’m proud of. I’m not fond of heights, but I want to try sky-diving someday. For now, I plan to learn to ride a bike. I’m an avid book reader. I’m also a gamer and I like beating the boys at their game.”