Low BO col­lec­tions don’t leave Kirti Kul­hari ‘dev­as­tated’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Rishabh Suri

Af­ter her last out­ing, Pink (2016), gar­nered praise from crit­ics and au­di­ence, ac­tor Kirti Kul­hari (right) im­pressed again re­cently in Mad­hur Bhan­darkar’s po­lit­i­cal drama, Indu Sarkar. Kirti’s char­ac­ter stam­mers in the film, and she re­calls it was tough get­ting the nu­ances right.

“I met a psy­chol­o­gist to un­der­stand what peo­ple who stam­mer go through in their lives. I also watched videos on YouTube. Meet­ing a speech ther­a­pist was the fi­nal step, who told me which let­ters one [usu­ally] stam­mers on and the de­gree of stam­mer­ing,” says the 32-year-old, who is cur­rently on a break.

Not the kind of ac­tor to emo­tion­ally in­vest a lot into her roles, Kirti says get­ting into a char­ac­ter takes time, but she switches off when not shoot­ing. “I leave the char­ac­ter be­hind, and by the end of the film, I am done with it.”

And what about the film’s suc­cess or fail­ure? Does Kirti dis­so­ci­ate as eas­ily from that, too? “Box-of­fice col­lec­tions don’t matter to me, and I’m not dev­as­tated when they turn out to be low,” she says, but isn’t dis­mis­sive about col­lec­tions al­to­gether. “It is nice to have a film which does well in terms of money. It takes your ca­reer for­ward. Bol­ly­wood works on the per­cep­tion whether your last film was a hit or flop. But I never let this fact bog me down,” adds Kirti.

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