Model turned actress Mrinalini Sharma from New Delhi is shaping up her career steadily. She started her filmi career as a Bhatt camp actress starring in two of Mahesh Bhatt’s films, ‘Awaarapan’ and ‘Showbiz’. Though, Mrinalini didn’t succeed in making a strong screen presence but she is back again in the upcoming action cum thriller film ‘Hide and Seek’.
‘Hide and Seek’ is a joint venture film of Moser Baer Entertainment Ltd. and Idiot box, produced by Apoorva Lakhia and Lakshmi Singh. Directed by Shawn Arranha, the film stars Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Ayaz Khan, Samir Kochhar and former Miss Universe Amruta Patki and the music of the film is composed by Gaurav Dasgupta and Chirantan Bhatt.
We had a brief chat with Mrinalini on her new film…
Tell us something about ‘Hide and Seek’. What’s your character like?
‘Hide and Seek’ is a suspense flick and it’s based on the story of 6 friends who start playing a game of Hide and Seek on a cold Christmas night. But little did they expect that night and that game would change Om, Abhi, Jaideep, Imran, Gunita and Jyotika’s lives forever. I’m playing the character of Jyotika and I’m paired opposite Purab Kohli.
We’ve been hearing that this your comeback in the B-Town, where did you run away?
I didn’t run away anywhere! This is mostly because I’m coming back in a big film after a gap of two years under the banner of Moser Baer and well– known director Apoorva Lakhia.
How was it working with debutant director Shawn Arranha?
Oh, it was a lot of fun working with him and I think the way he has directed ‘Hide and Seek’, I’m sure the audience will be glued to their seats.
‘Hide and Seek’ has a huge star-cast, did you face any problem while shooting with them?
Not at all! Since it has a huge star-cast and all of us had scenes together, the shooting was extremely enjoyable. We used to shoot at nights so it was like house on fire as we all are about the same age.
Most of the actresses these days switch to regional cinema when they don’t get work in Bollywood? Would you ever like to do the same?
I don’t think cinema is restricted to only one language! All I see is a good script and a character with substance, if that works out that I’ll do any film from any region.
You had an item number performance in film ‘Apaharan’. Do you prefer being an item girl as it’s a sure shot way to stardom?
I don’t think being an ‘Item Girl’ is a sure shot way to stardom! You’ve to struggle anyway but I don’t want to be tagged as an item girl as I want to be an actress. I had a guest appearance along with a dance scene in ‘Apaharan’ but after the movie released, I was disappointed to see that my scene was cut out and they only showed the item number.
Any other upcoming movies in line?
Yes, I’ve worked in ‘Shaadi ke liye loan’, which is set to release soon.