Bollywood has been home to some of the most beautiful actresses and apart from just good looks they also required to be talented. Soon the Hindi film industry is all set to see a new face as Akansha Ranjan Kapoor has already set the right pieces in motion. She recently marked her acting debut with the digital film Guilty and said that acting has always been a big dream. Despite being friends with the young brigade of actors and coming from a filmy family Akansha reveals that she had to audition for her part in the film.
In an interaction with Hindustan Times, Akansha spoke about auditioning for her debut film. She said, “I auditioned for the film without knowing much about the project other than the fact that it was a digital film. Once I got shortlisted, they asked me to come for a meeting and then told me that I was locked. I had to wait for only 13 days as against any other film where you need to wait for a month or so.”
She also revealed that her first audition was for Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014).
While the 27-year-old actress is all set to be the new emerging face of Bollywood, she might also compete with her friends. For the moment, she is very happy to be a part of the industry.
“It’s such a great time to be an actor. Nobody cares about how pretty you are or the kind of body type that you have. What matters is if you are a good actor. The Dangal (2016) girls (Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra) are doing so well. If you are a good performer, you’ll be respected for your work and you’ll eventually get more work,” she says.
She plans on striking a balance between commercial Hindi films and the ones that send out important social messages. “It’s always better if you can bring about a change in society. Actors and cinema have a way of influencing society. That being said, I won’t deny the fact that I want to do a mainstream film and there are no two ways about it,” she says, “But thankfully, the lines between commercial and content-driven films are blurring now. Thappad is a shining example of that! I’m desperate to work with Zoya (Akhtar), Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and Anubhav Sinha.”
Guilty also stars Gurfateh Singh Pirzada and Taher Shabbir in pivotal roles. Directed by Ruchi Narain and produced by Karan Johar, the film released on Netflix on March 6.