Indu Sarkar’s Kirti Kulhari is the new Queen of the Web. Her new series Four More Shots Please Season 2 is breaking the internet.
And that’s keeping her busy even during the lockdown. “I am working, promoting Four More Shots Please from home. I am also connecting a lot with my fans to talk about things I believe in, like Ayurveda. I am a lot into yoga right now as a form of feeling healthy, rather than doing weights, etc”
Kirti is using the time to revaluate her life. “I can’t wait to start afresh. So many things in my life have become clearer to me. I see this isolation as an opportunity to heal my soul. I know people are suffering and my heart reaches out to them. No point in getting anxious and impatient. It is time to cleanse our interiors.”
Four More Shots Please says Kirti is a lot of fun. “We had a lot of fun doing the two seasons so far. It’s like a big bunch of friends who come together to have fun. Having said this, I must say it’s very hectic work. We shot in Istanbul. Getting the relevant permission, flying out there with such a large crew was not easy. It all looks effortless but it’s a lot of hard work along with fun. All of us four leads in the series Sayani Gupta, Bani J, Maanvi Gagroo and I, have grown close, though we have had our share of differences and times when we connected with one more than other. But now all four of us are in a healthy space. The show has brought us together. We’re emotionally connected.”
Kirti had to perform a lot of sexually frank scenes and dialogues for the series. And she was okay with that. “I am very comfortable with sexual themes. I was very much ready to take on the frank sexual content. It was liberating doing it.”
Four More Shots apart, Kirti is treating the lockdown as a time of self-evaluation. “It a time of introspection. There’s very less movie watching. I am somehow in a more meditative space. I am reading after a long time. If I feel like watching something I go for a movie, not a series. I don’t have the patience to sit through a series. I am seeing films that I missed and the ones that I wanted to re-visit. I am reading cooking, helping my mom with household chores. I am also connecting with fans, listening to music, doing my riyaaz. Most of all being with myself. So it’s a time of hyperactivity.”
Does Kirti find herself eating more than usual? “Not at all. I am eating less than usual because of less activity. I am experimenting with my diet for a year now. I have come to realize that we eat out of habit more than what the body needs. So since December I’m on intermittent fasting. I have become a much more mindful eater.
Sleep? “My usual 8-9 hours. I am not overdoing anything. I am leading a disciplined life through the crisis.”
Kirti’s advice to her fans on how to get through the current Coronova crisis? “There is a lot to be learnt from this experience. This crisis is not about you and me but the whole world is engulfed in it. It’s time for the human race to re-think. We need very little to survive. So stop the excesses. This is Mother Nature’s warning. She is in control. We think we can rule the universe. How wrong we are! No matter who you are, everyone is in the same situation today. So get basic about your lifestyle. Learn to share what we have with others. It’s time to re-condition our lives. After a compulsory pause, it’s time to press the refresh button.”
Kirti as a lot on her plate in the coming months. “I am in the official Hindi remake of The Girl On The Train. I am also doing a feature film with director Raj Singh Chaudhary where I play a singer. I have a short film directed by Pavan Kriplani and then I’ve another series on the OTTplatform at the end of the year which I am very excited about.”