She is a business graduate from the Pune University and has done short-term acting courses in various institutes and theatre groups. She was also part of several stage plays in college days. She got into modelling when she was in college and became Miss Pune in 2008. She was also a finalist in Femina Miss India 2011 and featured in the ads of Cadbury Dairy milk and Pakistani cooking oil Sufi. We are talking about a Punjabi girl, who is none other than Kriti Kapoor, who entered filmy world with Anoop Menon's 2012 Malayalam movie Josettante Hero.
Kriti Kapoor is now eagerly waiting to know the response of her second movie Mr Bean, which is slated to release on June 7. The actress has really pinned lots of hopes on this film. She is expecting it to get her much needed break in industry and bring her lot of offers in South Indian film industries. She spoke her heart about acting in Malayalam film and her future plans. Here are the excerpts of Kriti Kapoor's exclusive interview to Oneindia.
How did you get into film industry?
I got into modelling when I was in college and became Miss Pune in 2008. Then onwards, I started modelling for various designers and also featured in couple of ads like Cadbury Dairy milk and Pakistani cooking oil Sufi. I got selected in Femina Miss India 2011. Since my college days, I was very keen in acting. So I began attending various auditions and was able to impress the makers of Malayalam movie Josettante Hero, who gave me an opportunity to enter the filmy world.
Being North Indian girl, what made you choose a Malayalam movie for your debut?
I chose this film because I basically wanted to learn acting, which you can't learn in the classroom. I have an idea that South Indian film industries are technically very sound and people in this part are very professional. Their punctuality and the way they work with people are amazing.
Continue to read Kriti Kapoor's interview to know about what she has to say about Mr Bean.
Tell Us About Your Role In Mr Bean
I am playing an NRI girl named Deepali in the film, which is all about four guys, who face lot of financial problems due to their luxurious life style. It is my character in the film that unravels the mystery and puts an end to their problems. My role is very crucial for the movie because I am the one who change the mode of the film.
How Was Your Shooting Experience On The Sets Of Mr Bean?
I have recently completed the shooting for Mr Bean and my experience on the sets was fabulous because I just love the place Kerala and it's truly God's own country. My co-stars were very friendly and co-operative. Director Reji Paul was one who was very supportive to me. He tells his actors what he exactly wants from him/her. This really makes an artist's job easier. Writer Mohammad sir was also very supportive. Everybody on the sets was very friendly and warm.
Did You Face Language Problems On Sets?
I definitely had some problems as Malayalam is not my mother tongue. But one good thing about the film unit is that everybody talks in English and they explain script in English. They explained what is the meaning of different dialogues and scenes. Everybody is good in English. So language was not a much of barrier on the sets. But obviously, you need to understand the dialogue and learn how to say it. That's the little bit of hard work that one needs to do. Other than this everything is fine.
How Was The Support From The Crew Members?
They were also very supportive. Before I start shooting for a particular scene, the assistant director and others used to convey the dialogues to me. They used make me understand what the scene is all about. I actually did not have any problem and I really enjoyed shooting. It was like family and everyone was supporting everyone. They wanted to do their best for the movie.
What Kind Of Roles Interest You?
I would like to experiment with various roles in future. I would like to play the roles that demand a different sphere of life concerning female. I like roles that have lot of emotional value and can create impact on the society.
Do You Like To Debut In Other South Indian Languages?
I am keenly looking forward to act in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. I am very fond of the way they make films and their professional ways of dealing with things. I have been getting many offers from these industries. Let me check how they work in future.
Who Is Your Favourite Actor Down South With Whom You Would Like To Act In Future?
I am not aware of many actors around there. I would really love to work with South Indian superstars like Rajinikanth, Mohanlal and Mammootty. I am looking forward to meet Rajini sir, who is a generous human being, and will be really blessed if I meet him.
Do You Have Bollywood Dreams?
Obviously, every girl wants to move to B-Town one or other day. Like everyone, I would also like to try out my luck in Bollywood. Right now I am concentrating on my first film. Hence, I could not attend any audition in B-Town. Very soon I will start attending the auditions.
Who Is Your Favourite Actor In Bollywood?
Farhan Akthar is my favourite actor in B-Town. I really like him because he does not seem like he is acting as he does it so naturally. He makes the story that he is acting in a real-life based.
What Is Your Take On Glamour In South Indian Film?
If it's a girl, then glamour factor will be there in the film. It is a part of Indian film industries. For me, glamour is very important in a film. But at the end of the day, acting is counted more than glam factor. So you need to polish your acting skills.
Which Are Your Upcoming Projects?
Besides Mr Bean, I have been doing a Punjabi movie Full Fukre. I have already completed shooting for the film, which is expected to hit the screens in August.