Irrfan Khan calls Mithila Palkar as Binaca Geetmala

Mithila Palkar shares her experience working with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan in Karwaan

Mithila Palkar Irrfan Khan calls Mithila Palkar as Binaca Geetmala Source : Press

After her successful stint on the internet, Mithila Palkar, who has Kangana-Irrfan starrer Katti Batti and Marathi film Muramba to her credit, is all set to take the lead in a Hindi film Karwaan alongside Irrfan Khan and Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan. The film marks the debut of Dulquer Salmaan.

Helmed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film revolves around a girl who steps into adulthood. Briefing about her character in the film, Mithila said to a leading Indian tabloid, "She is a spunky, unapologetic and confident girl, absolutely uninhibited about her opinion and the choices she makes."

Mithila and Akarsh know each other since they both are from the theatre background.
"He told me about this film and suggested a few names besides mine to casting director Nandini who called me for an audition. I went through all the processes of selection, which was followed by the agonising wait for an answer. When I finally learnt that I had made it, I was over the moon," she said with a wide smile.

Speaking about her experience shooting with Irrfan Khan and DQ, as she fondly calls Dulquer Salmaan, the actress said, "More than me getting used to them, they acclimatised to my madness and I got away with it as the youngest member of the team. I was always singing, which DQ and Irrfan sir got used to. Given that I would sing random songs - they would start with '70s-'90s hits and suddenly veer into classical territory. Irrfan sir started calling me Binaca Geetmala, while Dulquer named me Jukebox."

Furthermore, the actress shared her experience working with Irrfan Khan. Mithila said, "I have grown up watching his films and I am still in awe of him. I was nervous while working with him, but he put me at ease, and taught me how to be present in a scene. On the other hand, I hadn't seen a single film of DQ before I met him but imagine if I was a fan of both before I started working with them. I would have started crying out of nervousness. Fortunately, I got to be DQ's friend first. But between breaks, I started watching his films on set, including 'OK Kanmani', 'Bangalore Days', 'Ustad Hotel' and more recently, 'Charlie', and now I am a fan."

Reports about Irrfan Khan suffering from Neuro Endocrine Tumour were widely surfaced in the media. On being questioned about whether Irrfan Khan, who is being treated for the tumour, will register his presence for the promotion of the film, Mithila said, "I hope for the best. My hopes, love and best wishes are with him."