The smile of success

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She has walked the ramp for designers of repute like Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal, but actress Kriti Sanon, who recently made her Bollywood debut with Tiger Shroff-starrer Heropanti, says facing the camera has been an easier and more comfortable experience for her than doing the catwalk.

“I feel that modelling has groomed my personality and made me a confident person, but even today when I go on the ramp, I get nervous. I am more comfortable being in front of the camera than walking on the ramp,” says the 24-year-old.

However, modelling was a hobby for her. Acting became a natural progression.

“Modelling was never a career option for me, it was always a hobby. I was modelling while I was pursuing my BTech, so the obvious choice after finishing my studies was to do a job. But while I was modelling and doing TV commercials, I really loved being in front of the camera. I enjoyed the shooting process. Probably, I was meant to act,” she adds.

Kriti is overjoyed with the success of her very first Bollywood project, and she’s determined to impress the audience again with her second venture.

“Heropanti is a film of newcomers and still it has got such a great response, so it’s a great feeling. It feels very encouraging as a newcomer and I am feeling overwhelmed,” she says.

“The first film is very important and one needs to choose the right kind of debut project. I also think the second film is equally important as it needs to be a notch higher,” she adds.

“You need to choose the right kind of film because it’s an important career move. I don’t think one film is enough to showcase your talent or to show your abilities as an actor. So, I would want another great script and good role,” she adds.

This Delhi girl doesn’t want to restrict herself to only glamorous roles.“These days, there are so many different kinds of roles that are being appreciated. I believe the audience is reacting well to different kinds of films. So, I would also want to do a role which gives me a chance to show my skill as an actress,” she says.

“It should be an opportunity where I have something to do rather than just playing a side role or adding a glamour quotient,” she adds.

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