Why is Tanisha Mukherjee doing Akshay Kumar’s Marathi film Anntar?

Marathi cinema is part of her heritage, says the actor, adding that she’s doing Anntar for her mom Tanuja and grandmom Shobhna Samarth

Actor Tanisha Mukherjee aka Tanishaa Mukerji has joined the cast of Akshay Kumar’s Marathi production venture Anntar (earlier known as Adhantari) and says she has chosen to do it for her mother Tanuja and grandmother Shobhna Samarth.

“This was something I wanted to do for my mom and my grandmom. Our family history is steeped in Maharashtra and Marathi cinema has been an integral part of my family. So it was something I really wanted to do. It is a part of my heritage,” said Tanisha in an email interview.

One of the reigning actors of 1950s, Shobhna Samarth started her career with Marathi cinema, but she is best remembered for her portrayal of Sita in Ram Rajya. Her daughter Tanuja is known for her roles in Jewel ThiefHaathi Mere SaathiAnubhav and Marathi movie Zaakol.

A decade ago Tanisha entered Bollywood with horror thriller Sssshhh… and did a handful of films like Tango Charlie, Sarkar and Neal N Nikki, but she couldn’t replicate the success of her sister Kajol.

Daughter of Tanuja and late filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee, she also did Tamil movie Unnale Unnale, Telugu film Kantri and even tried her luck in Bengali cinema with Mukti. Now, she’s entered Marathi filmdom.

Talking about her role in Anntar, she said, “It’s a very contemporary role of a working woman. She is very clear about her life path and life partner. She is, like any girl today, making her life in a world surrounded by western influences contrasting with an Indian traditional upbringing,” she said.

The actor is busy shooting in London at the moment.

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