Mrunal Thakur recently recounted the fascinating tale of her encounter with Daniel Radcliffe in New York last year during an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Bubble. The duo’s picture created a buzz on the internet in December, leaving fans eagerly anticipating a collaboration.
Mrunal Thakur disclosed intriguing details about their meeting and the shared aspiration to work on a film together.
During the discussion, Mrunal enthusiastically spoke about the envy others felt for not having the opportunity to meet Daniel Radcliffe. She explained that while in New York and desiring to attend a Broadway show, her team declined to accompany her. Undeterred, she ventured out with her sister, and to her surprise, she spotted Daniel Radcliffe on the streets of New York.
Excitedly, she exclaimed,
“Suddenly, I looked down and I was like ‘Daniel Radcliffe?’ My sister’s like what happened, I said that’s Daniel Radcliffe. She said ‘No, you crazy hallucinating person.'” To validate her claim, Mrunal took out her phone and started recording the encounter. She recounted, “I said ‘Daniel, we love you,’ and he just turned and said ‘oh thank you.’ And I was like ‘it’s him, it’s him.'”
As Mrunal had her fan girl moment, she attracted the attention of two other girls who were also fans of the actress. One of them even requested to video call her mother, expressing admiration for Mrunal. The considerate actress agreed, but only after allowing Daniel to proceed, not wanting to overshadow his moment.
Mrunal further divulged details of her brief conversation with Daniel, expressing her respect for his work in front of green screens and the challenges of visualizing scenes before the addition of effects and VFX.
“I just told him that I have immense respect because you shoot in front of the green screen and sometimes you have to just visualize and imagine things. What it looks after the effects and the VFX and everything is just breathtaking. He said ‘oh thank you so much’.”
Daniel graciously acknowledged her remarks, and during their interaction, they collectively expressed the desire to collaborate on a film. Mrunal quoted Daniel as saying,
“Nice to meet you, and one day that happens soon.”
The actress concluded by expressing her happiness at capturing a photo with him.
“I was like that’s massive amount of efforts that you guys take and I would really like to share my screen space with you and I work in India as an actress. He replied ‘oh lovely, that’s so nice. Nice to meet you and one day that happens soon’. So, it was a short conversation, quick one and I just got really happy to get that picture.”
Watch her interview here:
The prospect of these two talented actors joining forces on screen has generated excitement among fans, mirroring Mrunal’s own enthusiasm. The entire conversation with Mrunal Thakur can be viewed for more insights into this memorable encounter.