Two films old actress Kriti Sanon is baffled at stories that she has developed an attitude following the success of her debut Hindi film Heropanti. She says she hasn't "achieved nothing to be arrogant about".
Could the fact that she has signed a film Singh Is
Bling with Akshay Kumar have something to do with
Kriti defended herself, "How can I throw attitude? I am just two
films old, one in Hindi the other in Telugu. Of course, my Hindi
film 'Heropanti' has become a much bigger success than anyone ever
imagined. But that doesn't mean I've started thinking I've
"I am just a beginner. The two films so far are baby steps. If I
develop an attitude, I'll be finished even before I've started.
Besides, if I started misbehaving, my folks would give me a tight
The "change" in attitude, she believes, comes from people's
change of expectations.
"If I'm slightly busier now, I am accused of changing. It's sad
to be constantly judged for every move you make after your first
success. If you wear your hair differently, you have
"If you request for a little time to fulfil a commitment, you're
accused of being arrogant. I repeat, I've achieved nothing to be
arrogant about," she said.
Kriti says her time between the release of Heropanti
and the shooting of a second untitled Telugu film was taken up on
social networking in Bollywood.
"Unlike star kids whom everyone knows by first name in the movie
industry, no one knew who I was. Being an outsider, I had to
literally introduce myself everywhere. I met individual producers,
told them about myself, like any individual job-holder. Luckily,
for me, my first producer Sajid Nadiadwala treats both Tiger Shroff
and me like his kids. He's very protective."
Kriti has a three-film deal with Nadiadwala. "But it isn't a
binding deal. I'm free to work in outside production." As for the
resounding success of Heropanti, Kriti is over the
"While we were shooting we knew we were making a good film. But
it was only after the first trailer came out that we realised we
were sitting on a potential blockbuster."
Having done two Telugu films, without knowing how to speak a
word in that language, Kriti is open to offers from the
"But only if something really good comes up. I signed both my
Telugu films before the release of 'Heropanti'. Now my
priority is a career in Mumbai," she added.