Kriti Kharbanada is one actress who will never give up in this field of glitz and glamour — she knows what she’s in for and also that a bright, filmy future awaits her. After landing her debut role in the Pawan Kalyan-starrer, Teen Maar, Kriti was chosen for her debut Kannada film, Chiru in 2010. And the 27-year-old actress is not new to Bollywood either. Having done a film with director Vikram Bhatt and after starring in the recent comedy A Guest in London, this Delhi-born girl will now be seen opposite Raj Kumar Rao in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. What’s more, Kriti has also bagged a pivotal role in Yamala Pagla Deewana Phir Se with Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
Friendship with the Deols
On working with Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol in the third chapter of their Yamla Pagla Deewana franchise, she says, “I am happy to be the chosen one. I am the only girl in the film. I have innumerable scenes with all of them. We just finished one schedule in Hyderabad. It was a learning experience working with Dharam ji. He is old but it never feels like that on the sets. I literally imbibed his energy of getting up and posing for fans. He had strictly instructed everyone not to restrict his fans from meeting him. He is of the opinion that, ‘I am here even at this juncture of my life only because of the fans.’”
On working with Sunny Deol, the Raaz: Reboot actress adds, “I was told that Sunny is a very reserved kind of an actor. However, contrary to this, I always found him cracking jokes on the sets. In fact, he always found me not laughing at his jokes so he would tell me, ‘Kya Baat hai yeh kuddi hansdi kyun nahi hai (Why does this girl never laugh)? He thus broke the ice; he is so cool. I am paired opposite Bobby and we had a lot of fun while shooting.”
Hyderabad — almost like home
Kriti feels that the city of Hyderabad is her second home. “Even though I have lived out of a suitcase here. Being a foodie, we ordered a lot of biryani, which is my favourite. The Deols, too, love food and we would always sit down and discuss about food. We ordered delicious dishes from different joints in Hyderabad. We have just returned from Hyderabad after finishing our first schedule. I am looking forward to visit Hyderabad for the second stint soon.”
This young actress also says that she will never say no to South Indian films. “I started my career from the South. I have also signed a Telugu film recently. The director is well known. The production house will be announcing the film soon,” says the actress.
On love and romance
Kriti says in relationships, opposite poles always attract. “If you fall for someone and decide to get into a relationship, you need to accept each other with whatever traits they possess. Also, if you get married, never think that you will be able to change that person. We need to live and let live, this applies to a couple in general. Now, for example, if I prefer to keep silent for a while, my partner should not keep troubling me by asking only one question repeatedly: ‘Darling hope all’s well! Tumhe kya hua hai... Blah blah!’ This will irritate me as at times silence is bliss. I love to get into my own thought process,” she explains.