‘NEED TO SHOW THAT YOU EX­IST’

Kriti Sanon says it’s im­por­tant for out­siders to get some back­ing when they en­ter Bol­ly­wood

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Ac­tor Kriti Sanon (right) made her Bol­ly­wood de­but with Heropanti (2014) along­side ac­tor Tiger Shroff and was later seen in film­maker Ro­hit Shetty’s Dil­wale (2015), op­po­site ac­tor Varun Dhawan. The 26-year-old says that she was very par­tic­u­lar about how her first film should be. “When I started my ca­reer, I wanted to bag a project where I had a plat­form to per­form. I didn’t want to just be an­other char­ac­ter in the film, I wanted to shine as an ac­tor. It should be a plat­form that puts me out there in front of the au­di­ence and in­dus­try. This meant a good pro­duc­tion house and a nicely pack­aged and pro­moted film,” says Kriti. Talk­ing about the thought process be­hind this, she adds, “When you don’t have an es­tab­lished sur­name and don’t know any­one, you need peo­ple in the in­dus­try to know that you ex­ist.”

Al­though some of the pa­ram­e­ters that mat­tered to Kriti while choos­ing films have changed, there are some that still re­main the same. “One thing that hasn’t changed is that I am very in­stinc­tive. When I hear a nar­ra­tion, I re­act to it like a nor­mal au­di­ence would, and think if I would want to watch this film or not.

There are other pa­ram­e­ters, which come later, such as my char­ac­ter in the film, the di­rec­tor and co-ac­tors. I also think how much of a dif­fer­ence I make to the script as an ac­tor,” says Kriti, who was re­cently seen in the film, Raabta.

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