Kainaat Arora is flying high on the success of her acting debut venture, Grand Masti. In this chat, she talks about her famous cousin, Divya Bharti, and how life has changed since she did an item song, ‘Aila’ with Akshay Kumar in Khatta Meetha (2010).
How has your life changed after Grand Masti’s success?
I am getting more meaningful roles now. Every day, I get around six scripts, so now the ball is in my court. I am really happy with the response. While doing the film, I would constantly think, ‘what if people typecast me?’ But I am getting offers from big banners and corporate houses. So I am already flying like a rocket. Within a few hours of its release, my life has changed. My phone hasn’t stopped ringing.
We heard you had an interesting visit to a local cinema hall.
Yes, I went there (G7 in Bandra) and was mobbed. I thought people wouldn’t recognise me since I was wearing a hat and regular clothes, but I got mobbed nevertheless. In fact, I saw some students there who had come in school uniforms. I asked them if they were 18 (to watch the A-rated flick) but they immediately showed me their identity cards. From the Khatta Meetha song to Grand Masti, it has been a terrific journey.
Would you credit your success to anyone?
I should thank Milap (Zaveri). He had told me that I should just believe in his vision because people will remember me for the rest of their lives.
Have you signed any new films?
I’m meeting a lot of people; nearly four people every day. There’s a big film that I have signed, which will be announced soon. It’s totally different from Grand Masti. I am not looking at another adult comedy as of now.
Do people compare you to your late cousin Divya Bharti?
I am happy because people tend to compare in such cases, but that didn’t happen. Honestly, I am not even 10 per cent as beautiful as she was. I can’t compare my talent with that of her. When I signed Grand Masti, I had taken along Divyadi’s parents. They are very happy for me.