'I am learning on the job'

Rising star

'I am learning on the job'

Actor Kriti Sanon always had an inclination towards fashion and modelling from her college days but little did she think that she would find a space in the film industry. The actor may have had only a handful of releases but she is in no rush to go on a signing spree and prefers to work only on those projects that give her the right exposure.

Kriti was last seen in ‘Dilwale’, opposite Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Varun, an ensemble that she enjoyed working with. “Just being around senior actors who have proved their talent and left a mark is, in a way, learning in itself. I spent a lot of time interacting with Shah Rukh and Kajol, getting to know the people they are,” she says. 

Kriti is presently working on two projects ‘Raabta’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.    Not giving away too many details about ‘Raabta’, Kriti says, “It’s a love story and I have two shades in the film. It has been an eventful project because I injured myself when shooting for an action sequence in Budapest. But it didn’t take too long for me to recover. The movie also has Sushant Singh Rajput,” she says.

The actor has also wrapped up the shooting for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and says that she was so into the character that she felt a little sad when she had to wrap up the project.

“I was quite sad when the shooting ended and we had to part ways. It’s not only the character that has stayed with me; the entire team was sportive which made working on the project interesting,” adds Kriti.

She says that her background in theatre helped her grasp the finer details of her character. “The best part about the characters in ‘Bareilly...’ was that we had the chance to improvise. This has indirectly strengthened the script,” adds Kriti. 

The actor has a few more projects in the pipeline and looking back, she says that it has been a great learning experience. “‘Heropanti’ will always be special because it was my debut in Bollywood and it also happened to be Tiger Shroff’s debut project as well,” says the actor.

Kriti forayed into the Telugu film industry with ‘Nenokkadine’. “Actors feed off each other’s experiences in the Telugu film industry. People are more than willing to help at any time,” she says.

Apart from acting, Kriti enjoys travelling and exploring new places. “If am not working then I am at home, doing things that I normally don’t get to do, thanks to my hectic pace of work,” she says. 

Asked if  she has any regrets about her rushed existence, Kriti says “I am learning on the job and the rushed pace has taught me to strike the  perfect balance between work and other interests.” Sharing her thoughts on the best part about being an actor, she adds, “You learn how to collate mind and body to focus on the task at hand.”

   The actor is no stranger to Bengaluru and frequents her family and friends living here. “I come to Bengaluru, whenever I want to take a break. I find the culture and warmth of the city to be very welcoming,” she signs off.

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