Mrunal Thakur: Pay Attention To Our Mind Because If Your Mind Is Healthy It Reflects On Your Skin | Exclusive
From stealing makeup from her mother’s purse to becoming the brand ambassador of Lakme, in an exclusive interview with News18, actor extraordinaire Mrunal Thakur talks about the importance of mental health, representing progressive women in films and the secret behind her success
There is a certain amount of warmth and compassion in her voice when you hear Mrunal Thakur speak about things that are close to her heart. Seated on a beige couch, looking comfortably chic in a pair of linen pants and a sleeveless top, the actor who is riding high on the success of her Telugu film Sita Ramam, in a candid conversation with News18 spoke about the importance of investing in mental health, representing progressive women in films and the secret behind her success.
From stealing makeup from her mother’s purse to becoming the brand ambassador of Lakme, Mrunal’s journey into the world of beauty and walking for creative genius Rajesh Pratap Singh for the Lakme Absolute Grand Finale is a vibe she refers to as ‘absolutely grand’. “Two years ago, I walked for the finale, which was a digital showcase. Unlike the last time, there is a live audience, and it all feels so real. It’s an honour to be part of the brand and walk for Lakme which has been here for the past 70 years, and close for Rajesh Pratap Singh at the finale. To be a small part of this feels like the biggest achievement of my career.”
When quizzed about her beauty mantra, Mrunal is of the opinion that there is more to the cliché: drink lots of water, skin prep etc. “It’s important for girls and boys to remove their makeup and take care of their skin. Also, I feel we invest a lot of money on our clothes, luxury, travels etc. But we also need to pay attention to our mind, because if your mind is healthy and stable it reflects on your skin. Take therapy. Even if you don’t need it, talk to someone. Be happy. If you are happy, you have a glow on your face.” She further adds, “While skin prep and drinking water is important, what’s most important is for you to be mentally sound. If you are not ok, just call in sick. Take two days off. Think about the issue and resolve it. Don’t mount it one top of the other. That’s my beauty mantra.”