Kriti Sanon on Raabta’s failure: Working on a film matters more than the Friday
Actor Kriti Sanon says since one has no control over the number game at the box office, it’s best not to bother much about it, and rather concentrate on the journey of the making of the film.bollywood Updated: Sep 24, 2017 17:07 IST
Actor Kriti Sanon is basking in the glory of her latest hit, Bareilly Ki Barfi. However, the actor says it feels as bad when a film fails to do well at the box office. Earlier this year, Kriti’s much-hyped film, Raabta, where she was paired alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, tanked at the box-office. Despite the kind of hype created around the film, Kriti admits it was “rather surprising” when it didn’t work, but she acknowledges the fact that it happens whenever makers try hands at something new.
“As far as I understand, flashback of Raabta, which was about 30 minutes of the film, was something we were experimenting with. We were trying to show a different new world, which is animalistic and with less emotions, so it’s not something that resonates with everyone. And whenever you trying to do something which hasn’t been shown on the big screen before, there are 50% chances of it connecting with the audience or 50% that it won’t be liked. So, you take that risk and as long as you are not just being safe and doing newer things, it’s worth taking the risk.”
However, Kriti says, despite the film’s failure, she got to learn a lot along the way. “As an actor, I have grown a lot while I was prepping for the film because it did have a lot for me to do in terms of learning how dual characters work,” says Kriti. In fact she credits her journey of working in the film as a “really good one”. “I don’t sit back and sulk. Failure and success are a part of your whole career path. I feel that it’s the process you need to enjoy,” she adds.
Asked if the number game at the box-office really takes on an actor’s mind before or after its release, Kriti says, it’s something beyond one’s control. “I personally feel that you can’t predict a Friday, so I don’t bother much. As an actor or even as a filmmaker, you can’t control it [the number]. The only thing that is in your hands is to give your best and also to do a film for the right reason. One should never sign a film on a whim,” she says.
“Do a film because you love the script or it is a character that you really want to play as an actor, or you are attached with the people who are associated with the film. For me, I loved Raabta’s script and I have no regrets that I worked in it,” she adds.
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First Published: Sep 24, 2017 17:07 IST