NEED TO PROVE MY WORTH: KRITI

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Ear­lier, I wasn’t as se­ri­ous about act­ing as I am now, so the fear of fail­ure wasn’t there. Now, I’m far more se­ri­ous and I think I’ve re­alised that my ca­reer isn’t a hobby any­more. I’m de­pen­dent on it KRITI KHARBANDA, AC­TOR

She started her ca­reer as a model be­fore mak­ing her film de­but with a Tel­ugu movie in 2009 and Kriti Kharbanda (above) says her craft has ma­tured over the years. “Ear­lier, I wasn’t as se­ri­ous about act­ing as I am now, so the fear of fail­ure wasn’t there. Now, I’m far more se­ri­ous and I think I’ve re­alised that my ca­reer isn’t a hobby any­more. I’m de­pen­dent on it,” says Kriti, who made her Bol­ly­wood de­but with Raaz Re­boot (2016).

The 26-year-old is aware that since she is not from a film fam­ily, her life in the in­dus­try wouldn’t be easy. “It is dif­fi­cult to bag the kind of roles one would hope to do. Even to­day, I au­di­tion for roles be­cause the mak­ers aren’t sure if I will be able to do it or not. I don’t blame them. I know peo­ple think I’m an outsider but it’s an achieve­ment to do three films in a short span of time. It’s dif­fi­cult, but you need to prove your­self,” she says.

With a ca­reer span­ning nearly a decade, Kriti says she has re­alised that one of the most im­por­tant things for an ac­tor is to han­dle fail­ures. “Even if you sulk af­ter a fail­ure, you have to put on that ex­te­rior that you are fine. You could be go­ing through a tur­moil in your per­sonal life, but you have to put on that garb. For­tu­nately, for me, I’ve come to a point where I am not fak­ing it.” The ac­tor, who has a se­ries of films lined up for re­lease this year, has no qualms about ac­cept­ing that she en­joys star­dom. “As an ac­tor, I’ve no lim­i­ta­tion, I will do what­ever ex­cites me. For me it is go­ing to take one movie to prove a point. I want peo­ple to take me se­ri­ously as an ac­tor. But, I want to be a star and I won’t deny that. I want to be fa­mous and there is noth­ing wrong with it.”

PHOTO: VI­RAL BHAYANI

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