Noth­ing comes easy in show­biz, says Mrunal Jain

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur

Ac­tor Mrunal Jain, who was last seen in tele­vi­sion show Na­gar­juna - Ek Yod­dha, has com­pleted nine years as an ac­tor in the world of tele­vi­sion. While he is thank­ful about the love he has re­ceived from fans, the ac­tor ac­cepts that the jour­ney has not been a cake­walk. “There is no such thing as free lunches in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. Things are por­trayed as easy and nice on the screen but a lot goes into the process,” he says. “No­body knows the story be­hind the cam­era, [they only know] what they see on the screen. So I feel that it’s a chal­lenge to face dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions that come our way,” says Mrunal, who has been part of shows such as Hitler Didi and Ban­dini. While he has played both neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive roles on the small screen, the ac­tor cred­its the show Ut­taran as be­ing the turn­ing point of his ca­reer. “Ut­taran has been very spe­cial be­cause it was not just an­other show for me but one that helped make my ca­reer. I en­tered Ut­taran as a neg­a­tive char­ac­ter and just went ahead with the plot, with­out know­ing that it would even­tu­ally be­come pos­i­tive and in­crease my reach in the au­di­ence,” he says. The ac­tor adds, “I did Ut­taran for two and a half years, which was one of my long­est run­ning shows as a lead, and it has given me a lot.”

Ac­tor Mrunal Jain has played both neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive roles on the small screen

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