Acting wasn't Kriti Sanon's first career choice

ANI | Updated: Nov 24, 2018 21:34 IST

Panaji, (Goa) [India] Nov 24 (ANI): Turns out, acting was not the first thing that came to Kriti Sanon's mind while making a career choice.
Speaking at a panel discussion during the ongoing 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Kriti she said she never went to workshops to learn acting as she should have and learned everything on the job itself.
"I never wanted to act; I have never been to workshops to actually learn. My learning has been more or less been on my job. Through the films I have done till now, I have slowly tried to find what works for me, what doesn't work for me and what is my method," said Sanon.
Describing her struggles to find her inner actor, the 'Heropanti' star said that in the initial stages of her career, she realised that she wasn't able to recall any emotion for any specific scene during a film shoot that she had experienced at some point in her life.
"Initially, I realised that I can't dig into an emotion that I have experienced at some point in my life and get it here. That's something I am sure of. I had heard that people think of something they have gone through, like someone who died in their family, the feeling that they went through and they start crying there and then. I tried it, it didn't happen," revealed Sanon.
"For me what works more is to be where I am right now as the character; to go back and think what the character has gone through, where the character is coming from, what kind of a person she is," she added.
Sanon also mentioned that for her acting, is "sort of spontaneous, on the spot, and feeling the moment".
Continuing to throw light on her acting career, the 'Raabta' star said her 2017 film made her grow into an actor she is today.
"One film that made me grow a lot, although the film didn't work, I would say is Raabta. Purely, because, that was the film for which I really prepared a lot. Before this I never got the time to prep for a character," asserted Sanon.
The 49th edition of the festival will showcase 212 films, including 16 Oscar-nominated films, from over 68 countries.
In this edition, Israel is the country of focus. Ten films will be showcased in collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai. The opening film for this section is 'The Other Story' directed by Avi Nesher. A special presentation of Tunisian films will also be showcased.
A special package for visually impaired children will also be organised with special screenings with the aid of audio description. The festival will even showcase 'Sholay' and 'Hichki' under this section. (ANI)