A film of many firsts

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Aug 2017 09:28:10


Kriti Sanon, who has played a girl-next-door, modern girl or an ancient warrior princess in films, says she likes to try new things as an actor.

Kriti will soon be seen essaying the role of a rebel Bitti in Bareilly Ki Barfi.
Kriti said in a statement, “For me, it’s the script. It’s the character that excites me. And that’s how I choose my films. I always want to explore new things as an actor.”
“I am playing a small town girl for the first time. I am playing a girl from Uttar Pradesh for the first time. I am picking up a dialect for the first time. A de-glam role for the first time.”

Bareilly Ki Barfi, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, is a quirky love triangle story between Bitti, Chirag and Pritam played by Kriti, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao.
Kriti Sanon has portrayed a girl- next-door and a glamorous avatar in her three-year old film career but she believes it is sad when industry tends to typecast the actors. The 27-year-old star, who made her debut with Heropanti, followed it up with Dilwale in 2015 and recently Raabta, says she was “bracketed” right after her second outing.

“It isnt so much about getting meaty roles as it is about getting typecast. When I had only done two films, Raabta hadnt released, I had meetings with a few people from the industry for something where they said this is not the kind of film you like.

“I was like, but how do you know what I like when I myself dont know about it. I think people put you in a bracket very fast. They think oh she has done commercial roles so may be she likes only this or can do only this,” Sanon told PTI.
Sanon says its important to find people who are willing to explore an actors potential and not go by their on-screen image.

“Putting people in a bracket, where you feel they can only do what theyve done till now is not right. You consciously need to follow your heart and do what you feel like to not fall in any bracket. Its important to find someone who sees the actor inside you,” says Kriti.

The actress will next be seen in filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwaris rom-com Bareilly Ki Barfi, where she would be seen in a de-glam avatar as a small town girl.

“Ive never played a small town girl before, picking up the dialect was refreshing. I didnt have to wear much make up, was wearing clothes I could sleep in. I used to sleep more because I used to take lesser time than the guys to get ready!”
The actor recalls the time Ashwiny came to narrate the script to her.

“I come from a normal middle class family in Delhi. I am very simple in every way. When I met Ashwiny, I was sitting crossed legged on the floor, wearing a loose T-shirt and a loosely tied bun, the way we are at home.

“She came and said are you like this? Because Ive always seen you in stylish clothes. At home, I am extremely simple.”

The film, scheduled to release tomorrow, comes after Raabta which failed at the box office.
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