My biggest struggle is to get right platform to showcase my talent: Kriti

Vastavam web: Bagging four Hindi films within two years makes Kriti Kharbanda feel fortunate about her journey but the actor says her biggest struggle today is to get the right platform to showcase her talent.After making her Bollywood debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in “Raaz Reboot”, Kriti then worked with Paresh Rawal in “Guest Iin London” and followed it up with “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana” alongside Rajkummar Rao.While her last “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana” may not have worked at the box office, the actor says the film changed the way people within the industry looked at her.

“‘Shaadi’ made people see me as an actor. A lot of filmmakers called and said I was really good in the film… People from the industry – who never spoke to me, didn’t think I was a great actor because they hadn’t seen my work – said I can act.”I used to have panic and anxiety attacks. I dealt with a lot two years ago. It was a difficult time. I was frustrated. I had issues in both personal and professional life.

“I regretted my decision of coming to Mumbai. I thought may be I’m not meant for this industry. But it made me stronger. Giving up wasn’t an option for me. If it was an option, may be, I would’ve given up. Thank God, I didn’t,” she says.Kriti, eventually moved to Mumbai and now is on to her fourth film, “Veerey Ki Wedding”, in which she co-stars with Pulkit Samrat.”Veerey Ki Wedding” features Kriti as a bride-to-be, almost immediately after her last release “Shaadi…” The actor had earlier quipped that she now feels like a “professional bride” but she is unfazed that filmmakers might stereotype her.

“The challenge is when you’re offered similar roles and you have to play them differently. I don’t want people to say ‘she performs similarly in every film, there is no versatility’. There is a positive spin to everything.”With this film, I just went with my gut feeling. It’s difficult to judge a comedy on paper. Choosing this film was honestly just a feeling. I’m really happy with myself. I know I did my best,” she adds.