From giving auditions for several films for two years to being launched by Salman Khan in “Notebook”, actor Pranutan says she has consciously refrained from introducing herself as granddaughter of legendary actor Nutan or daughter of Mohnish Bahl.
The debutante, who will be starting her journey with “Notebook”, directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Nitin Kakkar and produced by Salman’s banner SKF, said the makers chose her for the part after an intense audition process.
“I did gave lot of auditions for two and half years or so for lot of films. I never used to say I am from a film family. For this film they knew that I was Mohnish’s daughter.
“I gave a five hour long audition for this film. But they called some other girls also as they were like if they take me then it will be like ‘I am from film family’. So they auditioned some 80 to 100 girls but Nitin sir (director Nitin Kakkar) felt I was the right choice,” Pranutan said while interacting with media at the trailer preview of “Notebook”.
She said she is aware of the expectations and the responsibility that comes along with her family name. Pranutan is also aware about the competition that exits in Bollywood. She is thankful to Salman, 53, for launching her in the Hindi film industry.
“He is a big personality with a purest soul. I am an admirer of him.”
Her father Mohnish has worked with Salman in quite a few films like “Maine Pyaar Kiya”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”, “Hum Saath Saath Hai”, “Jai Ho” and Pranutan said she has fond memories of visiting the sets while she was growing up and meeting the superstar.
“Notebook” releases on March 29.