She is called Smita Patil of today's Marathi films. The way, Urmila portrayed the role of a surrogate mother in Samruddhi Porey’s film ‘Mala Aai Vhaychay’, she was compared with the acting skills of late Smita Patil. A classical dancer, with specialization in Kathak, Urmila considers this as a blessing, as most of the renowned actresses in Bollywood are good at classical dance. Moreover, it does help a lot, when it comes to quick change of expressions and body language, while acting in front of the camera. Urmila has already played variety of roles in Marathi films until now; and we expect her to do still better, in coming days. She has the potential of becoming one of the finest Indian actresses.
ZEE Talkies spoke to Urmila, little before release of her much awaited film ‘Kakan’.
Q: Critics, who have watched ‘Kakan’ at competitions or festivals, feel that your role in ‘Kakan’ is a lifetime role. How do you react, to this compliment?
A: Yes, it is my lifetime role in ‘Kakan’. It was most challenging and I really enjoyed doing it.
Q: But, was it more challenging than your role in ‘Mala Aai Vhaychay’?
A: ‘Yes’, because, in ‘Kakan’ I am playing the character of Sudha, which shows her journey in life from 20 years to 60 years.
Q: Any plans after ‘Kakan’? Are there any more films?
A: In ‘Time Pass2’, I am playing guest appearance and there is another untitled film. However, at present, I don’t want disclose much about it.
Q: Your character of Shubhra in the popular TV serial ‘Asambhav’ was highly appreciated. Have you received any such offers from television?
A: At present, I am not considering any offers from television. I am focusing on films.
Q: How do you react to the latest decision of the State Government making it mandatory for all multiplexes in state to allot at least one prime time show to Marathi films?
A: Well, this rule was already there since 2010, but, it was not implemented. Let’s hope, it helps Marathi films now.
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