Kriti Sanon was last seen in the film Mimi and she got all the praises for the role she portrayed. The actress not only worked on her acting skills but also gained weight to look like a pregnant mother in the film. Talking about her role in the film Kriti earlier said it is her “toughest” project of her career which impressed not only the audience but the critics as well.
The year 2021 has been professionally very successful for the actress as her film Mimi went really well followed by her signing the majority of the films of her career.
Mimi film helped Kriti Sanon in changing the perception of the audience about her as she is not counted in one of the talented actresses ’ names. In this year Sanon had two film releases, one being Mimi and the other being the comedy-drama Hum Do Hamare Do along with Rajkummar Rao, Paresh Rawal, and Ratna Pathak Shah.
Kriti Sanon got the best of reviews of her career with the film Mimi for her flawless acting in Laxman Utekar’s film. According to her, it was the toughest role of her career where she portrayed her acting skills in the best way to the industry.
Talking more about it she said, “I felt the audience shift with the response which came my way. A lot of people woke up to the actor side of me, which is something every artist desires. Not just the audience, even people in the industry, when you talk to someone or walk into a meeting, you feel that shift in perception… I could sense that.”
Her two films Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi, were to build confidence among the directors to trust her for some big and content-rich projects. She said, “Their confidence in you grows, as an actor and as someone, who can carry a film. When the confidence of people in the industry increases, they feel, ‘Oh a film like this is being loved, people are watching it, so we need to make more of these.’ Today people are not afraid to make a female-led story. I am also more confident today. I have learned on the job to constantly keep thinking of what else can be done, how differently can I perform a scene. You also learn by seeing other performances, collaborating with different filmmakers.”
Kriti was doubtful whether Mimi would do well as it was released digitally and not theatrically. But with the release of Hum Do Hamare Do, Kriti Sanon learned the power of OTT platforms as both the films did extremely well.
She continued saying, “The success felt different. Mimi was my first OTT release. I was initially a little sceptical, thinking if I will get the validation I want as an actor and will the film get that validation. But, the kind of response that came my way, and because it was an OTT release, it just went on. A theatrical release fizzles out in a few weeks, but digitally, a film grows for months, with people watching it across the world. I was overwhelmed with the response.”
Talking about the actress signing a maximum number of projects, Kriti said, “Professionally, 2021 started well. I was shooting back to back. During the pandemic, I ended up signing the maximum number of films. It has been a good year.”