Monalisa Bagal is a good dancer and has already been crowned as Miss Raigad. After Sau. Shashi Deodhar, Prem Sankat and Zhalla Bobhata now her next film SOBAT directed by Milind Ukey is ready to release. GlamGold had tete-a-tete with the beautiful actress.
—Vipul K. Shah
GG) Tell us about your background.
MB) I am born in Mumbai and staying at Lonavala as well as Pune. I have done B. Com. with Marketing and Management.
GG) Becoming an actor was your dream?
MB) Well, truly not. I have not thought about becoming an actor. I saw few shoot in those days and that created interest towards acting. I thought yes I can do it.
GG) What was the reaction of your family?
MB) It was great. In fact I will give credit to my mother and sister who encouraged me at every point. They always supported and used to say you can do it Monalisa.
GG) How did your journey start?
MB) I gave audition for ‘Sau. Shashi Deodhar’ and was selected. I played role of young Sai Tamhankar. Then I did ‘Prem Sankat’ directed by Datta Mirkute followed by Zhalla Bobhata directed by Anup Ashok Jagdale.
GG) How did you feel when faced the camera first time?
MB) (laughs) I was very nervous. That was Sau. Shashi Deodhar. Before the shoot stared, Sai Tamhankar’s Duniyadari was released. The film was super hit. So I was feeling bit pressure as I was playing young Sai. But she supported me very well. I feel lucky that I got an opportunity to share screen space with big and experienced actors in my debut film and then all the films.
GG) How did you get the film SOBAT?
MB) I had a meeting with the production house. After meeting I gave audition and I was on board.
GG) Tell us about your character in film.
MB) I play Gauri. My character in the film is very different. I play two diffrent characters. I can’t reveal what exactly are they but yes it is not a double role. You have to wait and watch.
GG) How easy or hard it was to play Gauri?
MB) It was very difficult as I am not like Gauri in real life. Secondly After completing shoot for first I have shoot for second immediately. I am thankful to director Milind sir and DoP Aniket Khandagale who supported and guided me.
GG) What next?
MB) My next film is DRY DAY where I am opposite Ritwik Kendre. Written and directed by Pandurang Jadhav, the film is releasing on 13 July 2018. Also two more films ‘Perfume’ and ‘Bhirkit’ will release this year.