Blink-&-miss not Kritika’s game

TV to big screen

  • Published 11.09.18
Kritika Kamra 

Popular TV actress Kritika Kamra is making her Bollywood debut with Mitron and she is not game for doing minuscule parts in films.

Kritika never took a break from television to actively chase films and is thankful to the small screen for giving her name and fame. “Because of TV, I am financially secure today and can wait for the kind of films I want to do. TV is all about female lead and we are used to playing the protagonist and then you don’t want to do small roles,” Kritika told PTI. “I don’t want to do blink-and-miss kind of roles, don’t want to be an accessory in a film, or just do a song-and-dance. That’s why it took long time for me to do a feature film.”

In the past, Kritika said, she came close to doing a film with Dharma Productions and Ekta Kapoor featuring Emraan Hashmi and Kareena Kapoor Khan which apparently got shelved. “I had also signed for a film with UTV. I did not expect these films will not work. Like when you do arthouse films you know anything can happen. I don’t know if Mitron (releasing this Friday) will be hit or not, I am happy I got to be part of it,” she said.

The actress has been giving auditions for films for quite sometime and said the shift to the big screen, despite being a popular face, has not been a cakewalk. “When you come from TV there is baggage that you carry as the industry people think you can only do one particular style of acting — be it loud or massy or regressive. I want to show I am better than this,” she stressed.

Calling acting as a very “volatile profession”, she however said both TV and film stars have to constantly prove themselves. “There is a perception that TV actors are not intelligent, we are dumb. There is a stereotype. I hope I don’t have to do something for the sake of survival,” she said.