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Housefull 4 actor Kriti Kharbanda: There’s no space for any negativity or insecurity on the set

Actor Kriti Kharbanda talks about working with established actors like Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh and sharing screen space with Pooja Hegde and Kriti Sanon.

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2018 17:49 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Housefull 4,Kriti Kharbanda,Akshay Kumar
Actor Kriti Kharbanda made her Bollywood debut with the 2016 film Raaz: Reboot.

Actor Kriti Kharbanda had the time of her life while shooting in London, UK for Housefull 4. Now that the actor has wrapped up the first schedule of the shooting — including a peppy dance number with Farah Khan — she talks about how it was working with names such as Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, and Kriti Sanon, and whether at any point she felt insecure about her screen space. Excerpts:

You get to share screen space with not one but two female actors in this film. Is there any insecurity about your screen time?

Before signing the film, every female actor is aware of the fact that they will be sharing screen space with other female cast in the film. I don’t think there’s any space for any negativity or insecurity on the set of Housefull 4. It feels like a big crazy family.

But otherwise, do you worry about the length of your role and how well your character has been etched out?

What matters to me as a creative artist is the credibility of the production house, the honesty in the script, and the way the filmmaker has conceived the characters in the narrative. I’m a director’s actor and go by what they say.

Was having established actors as co-stars intimidating for you at any point?

I was slightly intimidated by knowing the fact that they are huge pranksters, too. Actually, I have just started shooting the film with them... so far, so good!

Is there anything that you learned from any of these senior co-stars?

They are way too talented and focused when it comes to their craft. They are equally fun off the set. The way they switch to their respective characters once the camera starts rolling, is something worth observing and learning.

Are you hopeful that a mainstream film like Housefull 4 will open more doors for you?

Certainly! It would definitely give me a huge exposure in terms of reach. The film not just has a pan-India appeal but also has a huge market in the overseas as well. It will be seen and enjoyed by millions of people.

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First Published: Aug 07, 2018 17:49 IST