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Friday, Aug 23, 2019

Kriti Sanon throws a bash on her 28th birthday: This was my first filmi party

Actor Kriti Sanon, who turns a year older today, talks about her plans, throwing a party together with filmmaker Dinesh Vijan and looking forward to sister Nupur Sanon’s surprise every year.

bollywood Updated: Jul 27, 2018 11:42 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Kriti Sanon will be celebrating her birthday today at home with her family. In the evening, she will start prepping for her upcoming film Luka Chuppi.
Kriti Sanon will be celebrating her birthday today at home with her family. In the evening, she will start prepping for her upcoming film Luka Chuppi.(Instagram/KritiSanon)

Birthdays are special for everyone. And so it is for Kriti Sanon, who cuts the cake today. However, at times she does feel that the birthday hoopla is a bit overrated, shares the actor. Why? Kriti replies, “Because you start getting this happy feeling — everyone makes you feel that this is your birthday week... But it just comes and goes so fast that you don’t even realise it.” That might be truer this time than in other years, as it’s a ‘working birthday’.

“I’ve just come back from London after finishing a schedule of Housefull 4, and I have [just] one week before I start shooting for Luka Chuppi. So this one week will go all in the prep,” she says. Besides these, Kriti will also be seen in two more films, Panipat and Arjun Patiala.

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But it’s not all work and no play for the star. There was a pre-birthday bash, in fact. Kriti says, “I don’t remember when was the last time I celebrated my birthday on my own. But this time was different. It was (the 2017 film Raabta’s director) Dinesh Vijan’s birthday on July 26, so we just randomly thought of throwing a party together. It was like celebrating his special day and breaking into mine.”

There’s another reason why this party was memorable. The actor, who’s just five films old in Bollywood, says, “Technically speaking, it can be called my first filmi party as I’ve not done this before (laughs). And I think it was fun. So today, I’m home relaxing, chilling and trying get over the party exhaustion. I’ll get back into prep by the evening.” The Bareilly Ki Barfi actor adds, “I think birthdays should be about celebration and one should also get the feel of being busy. Working on your birthday is a good feeling.”

Kriti doesn’t expect much from her birthdays, except for this one surprise that sister Nupur always plans for her. “Though a part of you expects a lot, I try and avoid too much expectation,” says the actor, “because when things don’t happen accordingly, it makes you feel sad. I know Nupur has got something for me and I’ve been looking forward to that.”

Every year, Nupur buys a special gift for her — and the big reveal is a lot of fun. Kriti says, “She’ll buy something a little before my birthday and then she’ll start getting restless and start asking me a few days before, or two days before, ‘Can I show it to you?’ And I am like, ‘No, don’t show it to me right now, it spoils half the surprise,’” says the elder sister, laughing heartily.

There’s this one time when Nupur made a scrapbook for Kriti with the help of their mother. The actor still cherishes it; she carried it with her to Mumbai when she was shifting from Delhi.

“It’s a cute childhood kind of scrapbook that starts with when I was born and has got pictures of me as a baby, along with my parents, nana, nani… She had written little things on the sides of the scrapbook, used thumb prints with paints, and even cut bhindi and coloured them to decorate the border (laughs). I like flipping though its pages to re-read what she wrote and go through mere bachpan ke photos,” says Kriti.

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First Published: Jul 27, 2018 10:39 IST

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