A good web series is a stepping stone to the big glamorous world of cinema, and the latest to knock on the doors of Bollywood are the lead actors of Girl In The City.
You may recognise Mithila Palkar, who plays Meera in the series, as Imran Khan’s sister in the 2015 Katti Batti. Her break at Girl In The City happened through one of the makers, Anand Tiwari.
“Anand Tiwari and I knew each other from theatre. I auditioned for it and Samar Iqbal, the director, gave it his nod.”
Mithila plays an aspiring fashion designer from Dehradun who moves to Mumbai with dreams of making it big.
In her real life as well, Mithila nurses similar aspirations.
“Definitely films are on the cards, but internet also attracts me. After all, this is what has given me a name.”
The other actor being noticed from the series is Rajat Barmecha. Debuting in Bollywood with Udaan, he is now plays Karthik on the show. Anand was also Rajat’s ticket to the show.
“I am friends with Anand Tiwari. I met Samar at a café where mosquitoes bothered us, so we decided to take a stroll and he narrated the story to me. I didn’t think of money or fame before signing the show. Interestingly, what started as a cameo turned out to be a sizeable role for me.”
Watch: Girl In The City teaser
In the plot, Meera is accused of stealing a leading designer’s prints, and people speculate that the culprit could be her roommate. She denies it though. “My roommate? That’s interesting, but for that you need to watch the finale.”
Rajat also plays innocent. “You won’t believe it, but even I don’t know who’s the culprit.”
A hit on Facebook and YouTube, the 13-episode series ends tonight, but we already know what the finale is.
If you’re the kind that needs to the know the end first to begin a story, read on:
This is what happens in Episode 13:
Meera is sitting at her desk with a pile of stolen clothes that have to be returned. There is buzz around the launch of the Summer of ‘16 collection. Everyone is hurrying and the office is noisy. A meeting is starting in Rohan’s conference room. She realizes she cannot go without settling the scores.
She walks into the ongoing meeting and tells Rohan how she has discovered that in this big city, no one is a friend and everyone has to make their mark on their own. She gives a big monologue, has a lump in her throat and tells them that she will make it big.
After that, she plans to leave the office when Rohan, the designer she works for, opens Meera’s Facebook page and starts his meeting. The only question still unanswered is: Will Meera make it big in the big, bad world of Mumbai?
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