It was challenging to play Munjya when he takes bodily form via me: Sharvari

The horror-comedy released on June 7 and also starred Abhay Verma and Mona Singh in pivotal roles
Poster of Munjya
Poster of Munjya

Sharvari posted a video on Instagram on Wednesday, speaking about her transformation into a ghoul in the recently released horror comedy, Munjya. She said it was challenging to play Munjya when he took her form in the film.

In the video, her glimpse from the film is shown when the ghoul Munjya takes control of her body. She said, “I was super excited, it was thrilling and definitely challenging but I was like a ball of nervous energy on the first day that I have to walk on set as Munjya because when Munjya takes a bodily form it was supposed to be mine so while it was challenging - I think, it was a great experience.”

She added, “I had to scare people but they also had to laugh at the same time that was the most challenging part of this role but seeing all the responses that I am getting from the audience. I am just so overwhelmed and so thankful.”

Sharvari reflected on the make-up process of 5 hours that she had to undergo daily in order to look like Munjya. She said, “When the Munjya prosthetics was happening, it used to take me 5 hours every day in the morning or when we used to begin for the whole prosthetics to come together and it used to take me another one and a half hours to remove those entire prosthetics. We had a team of 5 - 6 people who used to constantly touch up because there were very very minute details that you had to look through.”

Sharvari added, “When I had to the Munjya bits in the film, I had no reference as to how do I have to have my body language. The Munjya that you see in our film is a complete CGI character and it is not a real person so when I get possessed by Munjya the whole idea was that we keep the growls real, we keep the face real, the dialogues were kept in tandem with how the Munjya speaks and the body language was something we came up together with the director Aditya sir.”

Directed by Aditya Sarpotdar, Munjya also stars Abhay Verma and Mona Singh in pivotal roles. It was released in theatres on June 7.

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