5 years ago
TV gal, Kritika Kamra's long-awaited
Bollywood dream is finally coming true.
She is playing the lead in Nitin Kakkar's
(Filmistan fame) Mitron, which also stars
"I play a modern, small town girl in this
feel-good film, which will bring a smile to
your face. It was very important for me to
have a meaty role, not wanting to be used
as just an accessory in songs. My film days
took time, for either the projects that I
wanted, did not take off, or I was not
happy with the way things were shaping
up, says Kritika, who has done hit TV
shows like Kitni Mohabbat Hai, and Kuchh
Toh Log Kahenge.
"I just hope that people watch the film in
theatres, when it releases on the 14 of
September. The biggest challenge today is
to make people aware of your film
presence. Marketing has become a very
important tool; we need to interact and
engage our audiences across all platforms.
No wonder, proper plans are drawn out
about what is to be done and how.
Kritika is not really nervous about D-day,
"For our labour of love is ready. We have
made the best possible product, but yes,
I'm just a bit anxious about how the
public will react to it.
Point out that the film faces competition
from Manmarziyaan (Abhishek Bachchan,
Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal), and
she says, "I am too new in the trade to
comment on these things. Having said
that, there is enough space in the market
for two good diverse genre films to find
their respective feet.
Coming to her co-star, she says, "Jackky is
a very hard-working actor. Besides him,
other supporting actors, who play our
folks, are equally good.
Looking ahead, Kritika, who was last seen
in Life OK's Chandrakanta, would surely
want to try out more films. "I don't want
to be known as just a TV actor; I'd rather
prefer dabbling across mediums, i.e. TV,
films or web. This does not mean that I
disrespect the small screen, which has
made me who I am.
Here, Kritika makes an important point,
saying, "Despite the fact that TV gives
more money and a larger reach, the
industry still looks at small screen actors
with a particular lens. I guess it is a
perception issue; no wonder, films are
known as big screen.