We know her from her impactful performance as Princess Chandrakanta in the TV series ‘Chandrakanta’, Madhurima Tuli later earned appreciation for playing the role of the main antagonist Tanushree (Tanu) in the daily soap ‘Kumkum Bhagya’. The Indian TV actress who was recently seen in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 13’ revealed in an interview that she was bullied a lot in school.
Speaking to The Times Of India, Madhurima said, “In school, I was bullied a lot. I was from Odisha and then I came to Dehradun.”
“When I went to Dehradun, I really didn’t have a good dressing sense or even speak proper English. People used to talk and girls would comment ‘Arre kitni behenji hai’, ‘she is so LS (low society)’.”
However, things changed when she won the Miss Uttaranchal pageant. “But after I became Miss Uttaranchal, they all became my friends. They bullied me a lot. But I think it did me better. I became a confident person.”
She further divulged that becoming an actor was never in cards for her. “I was into sports and thought it will need a lot of hard work, didn’t know that acting also requires a lot of hard work.”
“I was selected for state-level cricket. At the same time, I got a call for Miss Uttaranchal in Dehradun. I opted for that and won the contest. Then Bombay dream happened.”
The B-Town actress who played the role of Akshay Kumar’s wife Anjali in the movie ‘Baby’ said that bagging the film was like a dream come true. “Neeraj sir spotting me, being a part of ‘Baby’ and that too opposite Akshay Kumar, was a dream come true moment for me. Akshay sir, Neeraj sir and everyone treated me like a family. I enjoyed a lot. Never felt like an outsider or not known the way they are. They are very down to earth people.”
The actor who has several Telugu and Hindi language films to her credit says that she loves to play negative characters. “The kind of love I have received from ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ is insane. In just six months, the love I got is incredible. People still call me Tanu. It is just incredible. Had I continued doing the show, maybe life would have been different. But no complains now.”
She further says that if she’ll get an opportunity in future to play the negative lead, she might take it up. “There’s a lot of scope. You can flirt with a guy, you can be cunning the next time, and you can also be naive. There are many shades in a negative character,” she signs off.
I really loved watching Madhurima on the television screen. Hope to see more of her in the near future.