‘I’m not in the SRK camp’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van

Ac­tor Kriti Sanon got a lot of com­pli­ments for her fresh face in her de­but film Heropanti (2014) along­side ac­tor Tiger Shroff. Af­ter the film re­leased, she bagged Ro­hit Shetty’s mega-bud­get Dil­wale with ac­tors Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan and Ka­jol. So, at 25 and in her sec­ond film, she is al­ready work­ing with SRK. Does that make her a part of the SRK camp in B-Town? “I don’t want to be a part of any camp. I don’t think there is any camp now. If you are talk­ing about Shah Rukh sir and Sal­man sir, our trailer is re­leas­ing with their (Sal­man’s) next film, so I don’t think there is any ri­valry,” she says, adding, “As an ac­tor, you should work with ev­ery­one and not let other peo­ple’s equa­tions let you change your opin­ion about any­one. I am too new and un­aware to get into all that.”

But Sanon is sure that she doesn’t want to re­strict her­self to any genre. “As an ac­tor I need to be very care­ful about what I choose. I want to do a per­for­mance-driven role, some­thing that has the po­ten­tial for me to show my skills as an ac­tor. But, at the same time, I don’t want to re­strict my­self to one genre. Since I am do­ing a com­mer­cial film now, I don’t want my films to be lim­ited only to that. I don’t like hor­ror as a genre so I don’t think I will ever do a hor­ror film. That’s my only cri­te­ria,” she says.

Ask her if there is a par­tic­u­lar film or ac­tor she looks up to, and she is quick to point out that Kan­gana Ra­naut’s per­for­mance in Queen (2013), that saw Ra­naut’s char­ac­ter Rani dis­cov­er­ing her­self, is her bench­mark and that she is look­ing for­ward to a meaty role like that: “I would love to do a film like Queen though I don’t think I can pull off a film like that right now. It is my bench­mark. If I ever man­age to do it, I would be re­ally proud of my­self.”

I don’t want to be a part of any camp. I don’t think there is any camp now. As an ac­tor, you should work with ev­ery­one

Kriti Sanon, ac­tor

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