Mithila Palkar on her latest film Chopsticks that releases on Netflix on May 31
The actress shares more about playing the role of Nirma in the film
Mithila Palkar effortlessly fits into a variety of millennial characters in contemporary films and web series. She can play the perfect roommate, adventurous life partner, the ideal small town girl with big dreams or even a carefree teenager who likes to live life by her own rules. All these roles describe the actor’s various characters in her projects such as Little Things, Girl In The City, Muramba and Karwaan. In her latest film Chopsticks, opposite Abhay Deol, Mithila dons the role of Nirma.
“She is an under-confident and shy small town girl who has come to Mumbai to work, and buys a car. Someone steals the car and Nirma takes the help of a conman to find it,” says Mithila talking about her role. Abhay plays the role of the conman. Mithila had to deliver quite a few lines in Mandarin as she plays the role of a guide for Chinese tourists. “I had to put in some effort to work on this role because I had to learn the language in five days. My trainer started by teaching alphabets, tones and accents. But since we were running short on time, I had to mug up lines for the shoot,” reveals the actress who is a big fan of her co-star Abhay.
Mithila says that initially, she was quite nervous about acting with him. “But Abhay was a lot of fun and he really made it easy for me to work with him,” she enthuses. When asked how she chooses such unique roles, Mithila reveals that she chooses scripts that she thinks are engaging and enjoyable. In fact, recently, the actress also shot for a film on Taco Bell’s Quesalupa - a crossover between a quesadilla and a chalupa.
The actress is seen in this film with her Little Things coactor Dhruv Sehgal. “The character of Kavya from Little Things is closest to me, whereas I am diametrically opposite to Nirma,” she discloses. Chopsticks releases today on Netflix and Mithila is already busy with her next project, Renuka Shahane’s Tribhanga.