In an industry where star children are lined up for their grand launch into filmdom, actor Kriti Sanon admits her ride in Bollywood would have been easier if she was from a film background, but she is "proud" that she doesn't have a "godfather".
Kriti, the daughter of a chartered accountant and an associate professor, spoke about her journey on the sidelines of the fourth edition of India Beach Fashion Week 2017 this week. Agreeing that having some sort of backing in Bollywood definitely helps an actor, she confessed, "People would have known me much faster. To register a new face, especially when that face doesn't come from a film background and you don't know the surname, it takes a little while for the audience to connect with you."
The Dilwale star continued, "I am quite proud of it, of where I've come. I never thought of becoming an actor to where I am right now. I don't have any particular godfather, who is always there and helping me out. But at the same time, I am making my own mistakes and learning through them.”
The 26-year-old actor feels “rawness” helps an actor excel. "It's good sometimes to not know too much," she added. While she has starred in two romantic films Heropanti and Dilwale, she is working on Raabta and Bareilly Ki Barfi. When asked if she wants to stick to the romantic genre, Kriti stated, "I am a romantic at heart. I love love stories, and that is something that should never go out of fashion. The four films I have done are very different from one another."
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Kriti said she is more of an "instinctive person" and if an action film comes her way and she likes the content, she would go with it. In just three years, she has managed to have a strong fan base with a total of 979, 000 followers on Twitter and six million followers on Instagram.
Whether she feels like she has accomplished a lot in such little time, Kriti mentioned, “Not yet. Very honestly speaking, because I think sometimes I do feel that people forget that I am just two films old. My first film was more or less figuring myself out. When you don't come from a Bollywood background, you don't know anything about the film world. So, you are basically learning, and you are learning throughout.”
Kriti said Dilwale was more of an experience for Kriti with big names such as Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol Devgn being a part of the film. "It was an ensemble project. So of course, the amount you have as an actor to perform is not so much,” she said, adding that Raabta and Bareilly Ki Barfi are more performance-oriented.
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