Actor Kriti Sanon talks about tough competition and insecurity in the film industry and says the best way to survive it all is to stay true to oneself and go with the flow.
“There is insecurity and competitiveness here, but that is in every field. Maybe it’s a little bit more here, but that’s the kind of job I’ve chosen for myself. The best way is to go with the flow, be true to yourself and give your 100 per cent, so you don’t regret not doing something you could have,” Kriti told PTI on the sideline of an event in Mumbai.
Kriti believes not in quantity but in doing a film for the right reasons
The actor also says that success and failure don’t last for long and believes in doing a film for the right reasons and not the number of films.
“I realise that success and failure both don’t last for too long, you are as good or bad as your last film. It’s very important to choose the film for the right reason,” she says.
It’s important not to get stuck in one kind of cinema or genre, the actor says, adding, “It not only helps me grow but also gives the audience to see a different version of you”.
'I am learning about my own processes'
“I’m learning something new every single day while playing different characters. Like, I am learning about my own processes, what works and doesn’t work for me. With every director, actor you imbibe certain things, learn about the technicalities of filmmaking, especially when you are an outsider,” she says.
Kriti's mix bouque of upcoming films with Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt
Kriti then spoke about her upcoming films. She has “Arjun Patiala” with Diljit Dosanjh, “Lukka Chuppi” co-starring Kartik Aryan, the comedy franchise “Houseful 4” and Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama “Panipat” featuring Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.
All these films, Kriti says, will keep her on her toes as they are remarkably different from each other.
“’Arjun Patiala’ had a north Indian dialect, ‘Lukka Chuppi’ is based in Mathura so it has that dialect and for ‘Panipat’, I’ll have to learn Marathi to get that dialect because I play a Marathi princess and ‘Houseful’ has two different eras, exploring that in one film will be exciting and different,” she says.
An engineering graduate, Kriti took up modelling before debuting as an actor with “Heropanti” in 2014. The actor has since starred in films such as “Dilwale”, “Raabta” and “Bareilly Ki Barfi”.
Kriti, as the brand ambassador for education New Zealand, launched scholarships and Masters campaign for Indian students at an event in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
(With PTI inputs)