Actor-director Mrinal Kulkarni is all Praises for Son Virajas
Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni is an established name in the Indian film as well as television industry. With an extensive experience in the field of acting, both in Hindi and Marathi cinema, Mrinal turned to direction.
The Son Pari fame actor says that behind-the-camera world always interested her and hence, she chose to turn to direction after dedicating 22 years to acting. To add to her excitement, her son tasted success with acting and directing plays soon his film studies. The actor turned director is proud to see her son Virajas doing well in his career and admitted that she gets to learn a lot from him, despite the age and experience difference. She says, “it is surprising and satisfying that he knows so much more than me. He teaches me a lot and it is a pure joy to learn from him.”
The mother-son duo is now working together on Ti & Ti, a film that has Pushkar Jog and Sonalee Kulkarni in the lead roles. The film has Mrinal as the director while Virajas holds the responsibility of script and screenplay.
The veteran actress dreams of writing a script for her son and direct it as well. In fact, the mom and son are competing for who writes the script first and directs whom. Mrinal enjoys working with Virajas and is proud of the fact that he is already aware of the work culture and rules of a set.
The actress admits that her son is more meticulous in approach while she believes in spontaneity. “I like extempore while he is more plan-driven. So, we brought about a nice balance and worked as a good combination,” beams Mrinal.
Though they do not take work home, the mother-son duo does share their day’s experiences with each other when chit chatting in the comfort of their home while Mr Kulkarni enjoys listening to two sides of the same story.