In her second film, Kriti Sanon — who made her debut with Heropanti (2014) — is set to share screen space with big stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in her next, Dilwale.
However, the young actor says that she is not intimidated, and is looking at the project as an opportunity to learn. As she turns 25 on Monday (July 27), Kriti talks about her birthday plans, how her life has changed after entering Bollywood, and more.
What are your plans for your birthday?
I have no special plans this year. This is my second birthday away from home. My dad is here, so, I’ll just celebrate the day with him, and maybe a few of my friends.
If there’s one wish you could make on your birthday, what would it be?
It’s really difficult to think of one wish, as I am very greedy when it comes to wishes. But I would just ask for happiness and good health for my family and loved ones.
How much has life changed ever since you’ve become an actor?
Life has changed a lot. It’s a whole new world for me, and I am still trying to absorb everything around me. People have started recognising me. I can’t move around as freely as I used to. I can’t stand on the roadside and have Pani Puri like before. But, at the same time, being an actor makes you feel special. People look up to you, want to know more about you, and shower you with so much love without even knowing you personally. It’s overwhelming.
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You are known for your style statements. Were you always this fashion conscious?
I wasn’t really fashion conscious earlier. But yes, I used to always take time to decide what to wear on special occasions or if I was going out with my friends and family. Now, I have started thinking of what to wear even at airports. But I still like to keep it simple and comfortable. I do try to experiment and wear something different at events and on red carpets though.
How is it shooting for your next with Varun Dhawan?
It has been great fun. Varun is very chilled out, has great energy and is an amazing actor. He’s filmi like me, so we think the same way.
Is it intimidating to know that just in your second film, your co-stars are Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol?
Not at all. There is so much that I will get to learn from them. Just watching them perform live is also an experience. I feel blessed that I get to perform with them in the same frame at such an early stage in my career.
How has the experience of shooting with them been?
I haven’t shot with them yet. But I am very excited and really looking forward to the next schedule when I will get to shoot with both of them.