Kiara Advani who last appeared in the MS Dhoni biopic, was fairly appreciated for her performance in the film. Here, the actor, talks about the response she received for her role, and her growth as an actor, since her debut film Fugly (2014).
What has changed from your first film?
It’s important to grow with every experience you have in life. While I am still learning everyday, I have certainly grown as an actor and as a person since my first film.
Are you happy with the response you received for your last film?
The response I have received has been overwhelming, especially from Neeraj sir (Pandey; director) and Sakshi Dhoni (MS Dhoni’s wife). Sakshi (whose character she played in the film) shared some of the messages she received from her friends. Her friends said that while watching the film, they felt like they were seeing her (Sakshi) on screen. She was amazed that I picked up the nuances in a short span of knowing her. I am grateful I got this opportunity, and was able to live up to it.
Do you take into account reviews by critics?
I like to read the reviews, and make sure I take it constructively. Fortunately, for both my first and second film, critics have said positive things about my performance.
Your next project by director duo Abbas-Mustan is also Abbas’s (Burmawalla) son, Mustafa’s debut film...
The film is a romantic thriller. I play Mustafa’s love interest in the film. We have completed a two-month schedule in Georgia, and we have about a week of shoot left to complete in Mumbai.
What attracts you to their films?
Abbas-Mustan are known for making thriller films. I am a big fan of their cinema. They have always given their female protagonists meaty roles. Their style of shooting is grand, with beautiful locations and amazing music.
Who would you like to romance on screen?
Ranbir Kapoor. He is an endearing actor. I admire his natural flair for the craft.