Anushka Sharma’s latest release on Netflix, Bulbbul is not just another horror flick but a social commentary on pertinent issues. Fans are already impressed with its representation of 1881 Bengal. The show stars some well-known names, including Rahul Bose, Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam and Avinash Tiwary. Among the performances, actress Tripti Dimri (who plays Bulbbul) has left fans in awe with her acting skills.

Read on to know more about the 26-year-old Tripti Dimri who plays the lead character in the film.

Tripti always wanted to act

Before signing  Laila Majnu, Tripti, it is said, wanted to become a television actress. Fascinated by the glamour world, Tripti also enjoyed modelling, till days before getting a call from a casting director for an audition for the comedy movie Poster Boys in 2017. In her early modelling days, she appeared in several commercials.

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Her father is her inspiration

Tripti said she is inspired by her father, Dinesh Dimri, who wanted to be an actor too but couldn’t. “I thought I have no chance in films and so wanted to do TV. I was very confident that I might become a star on small screen,” she said according to a PTI report.

She was camera shy at first

In an interview with DNA India, Tripti had opened up about her days when she accidentally auditioned for Laila Majnu. She claimed at that time she was auditioning on multiple sets but those weren’t her lucky days. She had said, “I was camera shy. Later, my flatmate called to say that she was auditioning for Laila Majnu and asked me if I could come to the venue, so that we could go home together. When I reached, even I was asked to do a screen test. After a few days, I learnt that I had been selected.” Her co-star in the film Avinash Tiwary has also acted in Bulbbul.

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Bagging the role wasn’t easy

Tripti also claimed that she was rejected when she first gave the audition for the film. “I had auditioned for the film in 2016 but I got rejected at that time. In 2017, I moved to Bombay and I got the script again and told my agency that there is no point in trying it again as I was already rejected,” she told PTI.

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Bulbbul taught her self-love

The newcomer said to The Indian Express, “It was a great learning experience for me from day one. Every character, every story that you do, it teaches you a lot. This film helped me start loving myself a little more, and to accept who I am. When I was essaying the part, I realised what all she has gone through. It made me question why we put ourselves in such situations. Why we give power to others that they can affect us so much? And thus apart from being a great professional outing, it also helped me personally.”

On ‘Outsiders’ in Bollywood

The actor knew being an “outsider” it wouldn’t be easy for her to make a mark. Hence, she said she was “shocked” when chosen as the lead for Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor’s joint production. “Outsiders don’t get it easy. I was not even expecting to get a film. It was not on my mind and it was a shocker for me when they took me for the film which has people like Imtiaz and Ekta Kapoor attached to it,” Tripti told PTI.

“I have auditioned for a lot of films and at the final stage, I have been told that an established actor is doing the film. This has happened to me a lot of time. So this time, I was shocked,” she added.

Deepika Padukone is her favourite actress.

Also Read:“I’m A Feminist,” Says Anushka Sharma

She loves mountains

Tripti, who hails from a small town in Uttarakhand, often likes to wind up in the hill areas. An adventure junkie, in her leisure times, she travels back to her home ground to spend some quality time with her friends and family who live there. Her favourite gateway place is Kashmir.

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Feature Image Credit: Screengrab from Bulbbul trailer

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