Candid chat with Mrunal Jain

Ask the highly beefed up Mrunal Jain, whether having a beautiful body really works on TV, and he says, “Although I am trying for more films (Satya 2 sank at the Box Office), I don’t work out just to flaunt my body on screen. Fitness is an integral part of life, which will continue for my entire life. As for work, I am concentrating equally on the other aspect of the acting craft as well.”

Looking ahead, Mrunal now wants to push the envelope. “As opposed to social dramas, I would love to do historical, fantasy (Bahubhali) and sports biopics of an athlete or a boxer. I was really impressed by Bose, on ALTBalaji. I am open to juicy web projects as well.”

When asked about his recent episodic appearance in &TV’s Laal Ishq, he says, “Normally, as a thumb rule, I stay away from episodics, but this story really appealed to me.”

Mrunal, who has been around in TV since 2008, regards his career trajectory as steady.“I did not get a single huge ballast, but have always been doing decent work, starting with Kahani Hamare Mahabharat Ki, followed by Bandhan and Hitler Didi. Uttaran has been my biggest show till date.”

Here, he confesses that had his last, Life Ok show, Nagarjuna- Ek Yoddha, clicked at TRPs, it would have taken his career to a different level. “Despite getting lots of appreciation for the grayish avatar, the lack of numbers meant that I could not reach the masses.”

In closing, Mrunal says he would really love to do a reality show. “Till now, fate has been such that when I wanted to do some format, it did not come my way. And when it was offered to me, I could not say yes due to family commitments. I would surely love to be a part of Khatron Ke Khiladi next year.”

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