The ‘Zee Talkies Maharashtrachi Favourite Nayika trophy 2017’ winning Indian film actress, Amruta Khanvilkar is one of the leading Marathi actress who has also worked in Hindi Cinema (Bollywood), TV serials and now even in web-series (‘Damaged’).
Among her many notable performances, ‘Natrang’ and ‘Katya KaljatGhusli’ are right up there among the best. Amruta’s character Munira in MeghnaGulzar’s ‘Raazi’ was recently appreciated by both critics and audiences. Her nuanced performance was a result of her meticulous preparation for the role; she learnt Urdu and the mannerism of the 1970’s Pakistani woman.
The NachBaliye season 7 winner has also been nominated in many of the Hindi Cinema Awards like for her role in movie ‘Phoonk’ as ‘exciting new face (2009)’.
After giving the audiences memorable characters, Amruta now gears up for her next release, the vigilante thriller action movie starring John Abraham and Aisha Sharma ‘Satyamev Jayate’ where she’s paired opposite ManojBajpayee. The Milan Milap Zaveri directorial hits the screens on August 15.
Let’s dig deep into Amruta Khanvilkar’s life as she gets into a candid chat with Roshni Sharma.
Standing on this phase of success, who would you like to credit completely?
Oh, a lot of people plus all the situations that I have gone through personally and professionally. I don’t want to take the names but there were people who have also said that my career was over because I was getting married. But mostly, I would like to thank my mom who is my strength, my belief and my faith.
What made you decide acting as your career?
I believe some things choose you. And the same thing happened, this career was not something I planned, I just got into it. Participated in a reality show and then there was no looking back. I did TV anchoring, dance shows, films, both in Hindi and Marathi. I have learnt my craft on the job.
What is Bollywood according to you?
Full of dreams and opportunities, freedom to do what you love, it teaches you a lot about life, teaches you to be humble and sky is the limit here.
If you had to choose one: Marathi or Hindi Cinema.
You can’t choose one, because one is like coming home and the other is the rest of the world, you need both in life.
Describe your experience of winning NachBaliye Season 7 with your husband, adding a phrase to it.
Experience of winning was great, it was something I had never expected, only wished for, but Himanshu was extremely confident of our win right from day one. It opened a lot of doors for both of us. It’s the only reality show where you get to dance with your real partner and that you cannot fake.
Your role model
Beyoncé, Rihanna, Priyanka Chopra and Madhuri Dixit
What is a perfect date according to you?
A day full of adventures and then diner, plus a walk on the beach.
Or right now it’s watching the northern lights.
If calling off your diet plans for a day, what will be the Desi Indian menu you’ll ask for?
Butter Chicken, Kebabs, Dum Biryani and any Chocolate Dessert.
Your favorite Marathi song
Me raat takli. All songs from Katyaar Kaal jatghusali and Sairatzhalaji.
What should the audience and your fans expect out of your role in the upcoming movie ‘SatyamevJayate’?
The role of Sarita is very much like me. She’s a fun loving, caring, doting wife and has a great chemistry with her husband. She’s more like me, the way I’m in real life.
The two applications that you use the most in your phone:
Instagram and Telegram
To end with, describe your life experiences till date synchronizing it with a song of your own movie?
Aeeeeezindagi gale lagale,humnebhitereharekghumko gale se lagayahain, hainna.
And in Marathi – Khel Mandala
Some fashion tips to your fans and iCraze readers.
Fashion is something that will keep changing. Don’t go mad behind it. Have a sense of your own, a style of your own because that will make you different.