‘Tel­ugu films will al­ways re­main my first love’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - STYLE - Juhi Chakraborty juhi.chakraborty@htlive.com

After ap­pear­ing in sev­eral suc­cess­ful Tel­ugu and Kan­nada films since she made her foray into the south­ern film in­dus­try back in 2009, ac­tor Kriti Khar­banda made her Bol­ly­wood de­but last year, with Raaz: Re­boot. The 29-year-old backed it up with two Bol­ly­wood re­leases, Guest Iin Lon­don and Shaadi Mein Za­roor Aana, this year, but says that she is still not ready to bid adieu to films down south. “Tel­ugu films will al­ways re­main my first love. I don’t want to change that,” she says, ad­ding, “I aim to do good cin­ema and be recog­nised as a good ac­tor. It does not mat­ter which in­dus­try I am work­ing in. I don’t want to limit my­self as an ac­tor,” she adds. Kriti shares that she had amaz­ing time with Ra­jkum­mar Rao on the sets of Shaadi Mein Za­roor Aana. “There was an un­der­stand­ing we had of each other’s char­ac­ter, be­cause of which our friend­ship off screen, grew. It’s a gen­uine af­fec­tion that I feel for him. He is a very dear friend,” gushes Kriti. Talk­ing about the film, she adds that she be­came way too in­volved with her char­ac­ter. “I got car­ried away with the char­ac­ter, and now have se­ri­ous with­drawal symp­toms. I can­not get out of the char­ac­ter,” she says.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

Kriti Khar­banda thor­oughly en­joyed shoot­ing with Ra­jkum­mar Rao for Shaadi Mein Za­roor Aana

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