‘Telugu films will always remain my first love’
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.
Kriti Kharbanda thoroughly enjoyed shooting with Rajkummar Rao for Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana