"There was a part of me, that was a little shocked."
Kriti Sanon recently talked about prejudices against the film industry and shared how a few people told her that she doesn’t get to marry in the profession.
Kriti, who was initially shocked to hear this, said she didn’t take it seriously and laughed it off.
She was even told that the industry isn’t for her.
Kriti Sanon made her Bollywood debut with Sabbir Khan’s romantic action film, Heropanti in 2014.
She starred opposite Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger.
Kriti received the Filmfare award for Best Female Debut and went on to star in films like Dilwale, Raabta, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Luka Chuppi, Mimi, and more.
In a recent interview, when Kriti was asked if she’s ever been told that the industry wasn’t for her, she said:
“Of course bola hai (I’ve been told). Not only because of where I come from. I don’t think that was always the thing.
“But ye duniya ka perception hi bohot alag tha.
“Alag as in, bohot positive perception nahi tha. Like glamorous hai, aachi duniya nahi hai, aache log nahi hai, actors banne ke baad shaadi nahi hoti hai (The world has a different perception about showbiz and it isn’t very positive. They think it’s glamorous and not a good place to be in, with not-so-good people. Some think you cannot get married after becoming an actor).
“A few of my age group friends also said this ‘you know you don’t get married, no one wants to marry an actress.’
“These were conversations that were going on. It was not something I took seriously, I laughed it off.”
She added: “In fact, there was a part of me, that was a little shocked at like my generation people can also talk like that.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kriti has several projects lined up in the pipeline.
She has Rhea Kapoor’s The Crew, alongside Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, and Tabu.
The Bollywood actress will also be reuniting with Tiger Shroff for their action film Ganapath.
The Vikas Bahl directorial will release this year, and she is also part of a yet-to-be-titled film with Shahid Kapoor.
Kriti’s next release will be Om Raut’s upcoming Adipurush.
The film is an adaptation of the Ramayana and features Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan.
The film is slated to release on June 16, 2023.