Sometimes All You Need is the Internet – Meet the Web Star, Mithila Palkar

She is charming, attractive and adorable. She has come to be a known figure on the web, courtesy the several web series she has played a leading role in and of course, her ‘cup’ style song rendition of a famous Marathi song, ‘Hi chal turu turu’, that has garnered over thirteen lakh viewers on YouTube. Before the Marathi song, she stormed the Internet with the cup beat style for the cover of another popular song, ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ that had has had more than 4,90,000 viewers on YouTube.

However, she first arrived on the digital space with the short videos, ‘Confusing Things Girls Say’  and ‘Annoying Things Boyfriends Do’ and hosted Filter Copy’s News Darshan that had a mix of criticisms, analogies and analysis of current affairs. Since then there has been no looking back for Mithila Palkar as she carved her own niche both at Filter Copy’s YouTube channel (both the sketches with the channel went viral) and in the web world.

Palkar started her acting journey on the theatre stage. She herself probably did not know back then how the ingenuity of acting that she imbibed from the theatre is going to change her life forever.

A Still from Girl in the City 2

Today she is a face global netizens can reckon with – the suave charm she brings into her roles is one of a kind, whether it is Meera Sehgal (in the web series, Girl in the City  that appeared in 2016), who is on the one hand the daughter of a rich and overprotective father and a retired Colonel living in Dehradun, and on the other is striving to make it big in the fashion industry and in the city of dreams, Mumbai, or it is Kavya Kulkarni whose romantic relationship with Dhruv Vats in Dice Media’s Little Things focuses on the simple issues and little joys in the everyday routine rather than life-changing moments.

She is a complete natural when it comes to expressing the emotions of the characters she has played so far – though she is jovial, witty, spirited and a go-getter herself, her character in Little Things is cranky, confused and moody. Yet Palkar plays the character effortlessly. Same goes for her role as the workaholic ‘Mili’ in Official Chukyagiri, who despite her best efforts and hard work is not able to draw her boss’ attention towards her sincerity and diligence.

As the concept of web series that experiments with new storylines, characters and plots has become the next big thing to have captured the screens and hearts of netizens, so has the Marathi Mulgi, Palkar. Her first and only Bollywood film till now, Katti Batti saw her in the role of a strict, caring, practical and doting sister of Imran Khan and there too she did not fail to leave an indelible mark in the minds of the audience.

A Still from ‘Muramba’

As her successful career in the digital space grows by leaps and bounds, she too is evolving with the platforms she chooses for showcasing her talents. That she chose an unconventional path to acting and popularity itself proves that she has no qualms about experimenting with something new and is driven towards her goal.

An actor, an entertainer and a spectacular performer, she was recently seen in her latest release (June 2), a drama comedy, Muramba, her first Marathi movie where she is the lead actress along with some well-known veteran actors, Sachin Khedekar and Chinamayee Sumeet and Amey Wagh as her co-actor. Delving into the relatable space of generation gap, break-ups and relationship equations of the present generation as compared to the yesteryear ones, the movie not only connected well with the audience, it was quite successful at the box office too looking at its over INR 4 crore business and critical acclaims.

While Palkar is now looking at her finale episode in the second season of Girl in the City, it seems like we might not have to wait too long until the talented actor decides to light up the frame in her next Bollywood flick!

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