‘Ex­pe­ri­ence of TV ads can help an ac­tor’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Pooja Sharma

Kriti Sanon was a model be­fore her en­try into cin­ema. Did that ex­pe­ri­ence help her as an ac­tor? “It de­pends,” says Kriti. “If you’ve done tele­vi­sion com­mer­cials, [those] are [sim­i­lar to] fea­ture films. It’s a mov­ing cam­era, and you’re still ex­press­ing.” But ram­p­walk­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and fash­ion photo shoots don’t help with act­ing at all, says Kriti, who had made her film de­but with Heropanti (2014).

It’s not en­tirely true that model can’t act, sug­gests Kriti, be­cause in tele­vi­sion com­mer­cials, “your screen pres­ence mat­ters”.

Any kind of mod­el­ling ex­pe­ri­ence helps an ac­tor only in the ini­tial days, when one al­ready has a com­fort level be­fore the cam­era. Af­ter that, other skills have to kick in, says Kriti, who be­lieves that act­ing is more to do with one’s thought process. “It’s about build­ing a char­ac­ter and how you’re ap­proach­ing a scene. I think it’s more about that, where mod­el­ling doesn’t help. How­ever, mod­el­ling makes you con­fi­dent. And if you are con­fi­dent, you per­form bet­ter,” she states.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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