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Kriti Sanon on Raabta: The entire crew of the film thought I was possessed

Actor Kriti Sanon says that to get into the skin of her character in Raabta, she would scream her lungs out, as it helped her release energy and make her get into the zone, both physically and mentally.

bollywood Updated: Jun 11, 2017 14:17 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Kriti Sanon,Sushant Singh Rajput,Raabta
Actor Kriti Sanon made her debut with Tiger Shroff in the film Heropanti (2014).(Munna Singh)

Actor Kriti Sanon doesn’t believe in playing a role on-screen just for the sake of it. The actor, who has worked in two films so far—Heropanti (2014) and Dilwale (2015) — seems to have prepared a bit too hard for her role in her next film, Raabta.

In the film, Kriti will be seen portraying two different characters, which are quite distinct from each other. First, she plays the role of a modern girl and the other character shows her in distant past, with sinister-looking kohl-eyes.

Actors Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput have often been romantically linked-up .

According to a source, before shooting for the intense dramatic scenes, the 26-year-old actor would scream loudly, as she felt that doing so helped her perform well and get into the character and its feel.

Ask Kriti if such a thing actually made it easier for her to get into the skin of the character, she says, “In Raabta, we were in a mansion and there was an intense scene between me and Jim [Sarbh]. Just before the take, every time, I used to scream my lungs out. It releases a lot of energy and makes me get into the zone, both physically and mentally. It was funny because Dinoo (director Dinesh Vijan) told me later that the crew thought I was possessed.”

Actor Kriti Sanon in a still from Raabta, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jim Sarbh.

On why she opted for such a technique in the first place, Kriti adds that everyone has their own process. “For me, I think of what the character must be feeling before a scene and in that moment. For intense scenes, depending on the scene, I sometimes just walk really fast or listen to a particular song that puts me in that zone,” adds the actor, who will be sharing screen space with actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The two are rumoured to be dating, despite denials from both.

Apparently, everyone in the crew was surprised and pleasantly impressed to see Kriti putting in so much efforts to play her part so well. “Kriti has developed her own methods of delivering intense sequences. She had found a pattern, wherein, before filming every serious scene, she made sure to release the tension that’s there in her mind,” says the source. Directed by Dinesh Vijan, the film is set to release on June 9 and also stars actor Rajkummar Rao.

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First Published: May 20, 2017 16:14 IST