Actor Mrunal Thakur has said that after working with actors like John Abraham in Batla House, Hrithik Roshan in Super 30, Shahid Kapoor in Jersey, and Farhan Akhtar in Toofan, she has realised how important holistic fitness is, in addition to requirements for a character in movies.
Elaborating on the same, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Mrunal said, “Being paired opposite these co-stars, who unconsciously taught me so much, I realised staying fit and being healthy is a virtue that is required for me in the long term.”
She further added, “I took up fitness very seriously after my first few films. I knew I want to be able to do any part that comes to me and for that, to be physically able to prep for it, I would be ready only if fitness is a continual process. Fitness is a lifestyle choice and I have made it gradually. I don’t believe in starving myself or doing crash diets. I eat everything.”
“I swear by yoga and MMA. I workout every day regardless of how busy I am. Through the lockdown, I have been through quite a few dull days but I invested emotionally in becoming fitter. I feel a lot more active now and charged up to work than ever before,” she added.
Asked if she noticed anything common between all the different co-stars that she worked with, Mrunal said that each actor is effortlessly and confidently able to take on parts that require one to physically push boundaries because they are certain they will be able to pull it off.
Mrunal says she believes that as an actor she should be prepared for every role that comes her way regardless of how emotionally or physically taxing it might be.