Kriti Sanon who is flying high on the back of her latest film ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ (2017), starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, didn’t quite get the same response with ‘Raabta’ (2017).
In an interview with DNA India, Sanon shares her thoughts on having to deal with film that’s failed. “Raabta was the first film that I actually did a workshop for, before the shoot. I had put in a lot of effort for the film. It was panned but whoever watched it, liked the performances. That’s one of the reasons why its failure didn’t harm me in any way. I felt I grew as an actor through the film. There was so much thought process for the character. Before that, I don’t think I have done that ever. I would always do scenes in the moment. I was obviously very attached to the film — I lived the film for over a year. I still am. I have no regrets about doing it.”
Asked if this knock back was upsetting, Sanon said, “Of course, I was low; the whole weekend, we were trying to distract ourselves. Sushant, Dinesh Vijan and I sat and spoke at length about the mistakes. It’s always about figuring out why and what could have been made better. We spoke candidly and openly about it and then, we moved on.”
Of course the success of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi was very much welcomed for Sanon. “I’m so thrilled. I was not believing them first. I was anxious about it, like I’m for every film. From Thursday evening till Saturday morning, you are a little scared. What people will feel about the film, whether it will connect and then, the numbers coming in on Saturday morning. You are only on the phone and my phone was constantly on charge. I was checking reviews, taking feedback from people who have seen the film. I’m happy that it’s a film with good reviews and commercial success. That’s a first for me. For me, it has always been either or, except Raabta. Either it has got great reviews or done commercially well. BKB was both, which is overwhelming.”
So what’s next on the cards for the ‘Heropanti’ (2014) actress? “There’s one script which I have said yes to, which I would only want the producers to announce. It’s a thriller. There are two other scripts that I have liked. There are other things to be put together — as to how and when it happens — which needs to be figured out. So it’s all up in the air for now.”