'I am still excited about my birthday'

'I am still excited about my birthday'

Actor Anu Prabhakar Mukherjee is celebrating her birthday today. The actor says everything around her birthday is exciting because she gets to spend the day with close family and friends.

The icing on the cake, she says, are the surprises her husband Raghu Mukherjee springs on her on the occasion.

The actor, who was last seen in the role of Vani in a daily television soap titled 'Triveni Sangama', is now busy working on her next project titled, 'Anukta', in which she appears in a cameo.

She hasn't signed any other project and is using her spare time to travel. In fact, she and Raghu have just returned from a bike ride to Ooty.

In an interview with Nina C George, Anu shares the plans for her birthday and talks about her future projects.

What plans for your birthday today?

I plan to have lunch with Raghu and a bunch of close friends from school. I am going to miss my mother because she is shooting. Later in the evening, Raghu and I have planned a quiet dinner.

What is the excitement like on your birthday?

I receive a lot of wishes and even after all these years, I am still excited about my birthday.

My mother usually gifts me money and wants me to buy something for myself almost immediately, before I spend it on something else.

My mother-in-law gifted me a bunch of lipsticks last year which I really loved. Raghu always manages to surprise me. All this makes my day special.

What new project are you working on?

I am doing a cameo in 'Anukta'. It is a murder-
mystery in which I play an important role. Who is 'Anukta' and what happens to her is revealed towards the end.

How did you get down to working on this project?

I met Karthik, who plays the lead in the film, earlier on at one of the events. He was keen that I take up the role because he wanted someone who could emote and perform the character really well.

Have you signed any other project?

I haven't signed anything else because I found nothing interesting. I have had a couple of offers from Tamil and Telugu film industries but I wasn't too keen on it because I don't want to take up roles that are beyond my age.

How are you using your spare time?

I have been travelling quite a bit. Raghu and I recently went on a bike ride to Ooty. We went
on small rides in and around Bengaluru but this was our first big ride after buying his new bike. We went with my mother-in-law and a few of our friends. There were six people on four bikes.

Your favourite pastime at the moment...

I am catching up on my reading. There are a couple of books that I have set aside and now I am taking turns to read them all.

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