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My journey in Bollywood has not been easy: Manjari Fadnis

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Manjari Fadnis, popularly known for her roles in ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ and ‘Rok Sako Toh Rok Lo’ has a surprise for her audience.

The actress is all geared up to play a Maharashtrian farmer’s wife in her upcoming movie ‘Wah Taj’ which is all set to release on the September 23.

Manjrai has come a long way from playing a petite school girl in ‘Rok Sako Toh Rok Lo’ to playing  Sunanda Marathe in Wah Taj!


Manjari recalls her journey in Bollywood,” I have learnt a lot through all these years. I got my first film just out of high school, so there was a lot to learn then. I hardly knew how to even present myself in meetings etc. I remember when I first went to audition for ‘Rok Sako Toh Rok Lo’, I was asked to go wash my face before the audition because of the bad makeup I had applied. The only thing I had faith in was my performance.”

The actress learnt it eventually that the key to the journey in Bollywood was passion. She loves her job and loves the industry she belongs to. It is this passion for art that allows her to grow as an actor with very project she undertakes. Manjari adds, “I realised I was missing out on the fun of the process, it is only when I started enjoying the process and started acting for the passion of it, rather than to prove a point, was when I started feeling more liberated as a performer. Since then I have enjoyed my work much more than ever before and that’s when I believe I started improving as an actor!”

Sunanda Marathe is a character that stands out from all the other characters that she has played so far. It was this challenger and the great opportunity of working with Shreyas Talpade that motivated Manjari to instantly say yes for ‘Wah Taj’. “The first narration of the movie blew my mind away and I jumped on the opportunity and grabbed the movie,” explains an excited Manjari who is counting days for the release of Wah Taj!