The Heropanti girl Kriti Sanon talks about how moving to Mumbai was the lowest point of her life, and rumours she’d like to start about herself.
Sun Sign: Leo
Date of birth: July 27
Place of birth: Delhi
School/college: Delhi Public School, RK Puram; Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida
First break: Heropanti (2014)
Currently I am: Preparing for Bareilly Ki Barfi, and promoting my newly launched clothing line, Ms Taken
High point: When Heropanti released. I saw myself on the big screen for the first time. It felt unreal and I wanted to pinch myself
Low point: When I moved to Mumbai. I’d never lived away from home and didn’t have too many friends. There were days when I’d cry myself to sleep
A fond memory from your ad days.
When I faced moving cameras for my first commercial, I realised I could act and was not conscious. This was a surprise as I’ve been a shy kid and had stage fright.
A rumour you’d like to spread about yourself.
That I’m doing six films a year.
Have you ever felt too tall to do something?
At a fashion show, I had to come out of a six-feet tall window on to the ramp. And I was in heels. The organisers made me sit on a chair so I didn’t have to bend to step out of the window.
A misconception about engineers.
That they’re boring.
If given a chance, what would you like to study again?
Psychology, now that I’m so much into human behaviour.
One thing you realised while working with Shah Rukh Khan for the first time.
He deserves all the love he gets because he actually gives that much love back. He’s down to earth and treats everyone well. That’s one quality I’d really like to imbibe from him.
The best compliment you’ve received.
At a school annual function, my principal told me I danced like Madhuri Dixit. I was so happy and felt I was the best dancer in the world, until I got into Bollywood (laughs).
One thing that’s changed after stardom.
I can’t have pani puris from street stalls or go shopping at malls.
What would you pick if you had five minutes to dress up?
Ripped denims, a white T-shirt or a ganjee and white sneakers.
A film you wish you’d been a part of.
Jab We Met (2007).
An actor you want to work with.
The most annoying thing about growing up with a younger sister.
Everything I did at a particular age, she did it when she was much younger. They have it easy.
You like your men like you like your...
Coffee — strong, but also sweet.
If you were on Tinder, your bio would read…
I like to meet people offline. But if I was, it would say, ‘If you’re trying to impress me, then be real’.
Thing to do when no one’s watching: Put on some music and dance
Food: Butter chicken
Song: Hanging by a moment by Lifehouse
From HT Brunch, October 2, 2016
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