The hot n sultry Kriti Sanon has some serious confessions to make.
The Bollywood actress in a candid chat revealed that even though she never had any ‘Godfather’ in the film industry she never faced the stigma of the casting couch.
Kriti shared her experiences of being an outsider in Bollywood and spoke about casting couch and body shaming during the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit.
“I am an engineer, so it was a huge shift for me. I was a little lost…It seemed like a dream which was too big. I think that such things (casting couch) do exist, but not only in Bollywood. But in other places too. But fortunately, I have not faced the casting couch. I was signed by an agency and thankfully nothing of this sort happened to me.”
Recalling her first film, Sabbir Khan's Heropanti opposite Tiger Shroff Kriti said, “It was my first Bollywood film so I was really excited. Back then, it was taking baby steps. I was fascinated by everything on the sets and I started to respect this field and everything related to it. ‘Whistle Baja’ was my first Bollywood song, and I have always been a dancer at heart, so it was a high for me.”
She added, “Don’t be scared of failure. Failures make you stronger. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot make it. When you read reviews, whether the girl has a substantial role or not, people talk about hero and villain, and not write much about the heroine. So that is changing. People are believing in stories where a female is the main protagonist. And I hope it starts to get better from here.”
Talking about her latest release Bareilly Ki Barfi which is still in theatres she said, “Bitti’s character was very different from anything that I had done and it was challenging for me. People had seen me in glamorous roles, and it is easy to get typecast in Bollywood. It was great learning the dialect.”
Kriti admitted being a die-heart fan of Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan.
“I used to dance to ‘Ankhiyaan Milau’. Shah Rukh sir is my favourite. I have been his fan since childhood. I am a huge ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ fan,” summed up the actress.