TV gal, Kritika Kamra’s long-awaited Bollywood dream is finally coming true. She is playing the lead in Nitin Kakkar’s (Filmistan fame) Mitron, which also stars Jackky Bhagnani.
“I play a modern, small town girl in this feel-good film, which will bring a smile to your face. It was very important for me to have a meaty role, not wanting to be used as just an accessory in songs. My film days took time, for either the projects that I wanted, did not take off, or I was not happy with the way things were shaping up,” says Kritika, who has done hit TV shows like Kitni Mohabbat Hai, and Kuchh Toh Log Kahenge.
“I just hope that people watch the film in theatres, when it releases on the 14th of September. The biggest challenge today is to make people aware of your film presence. Marketing has become a very important tool; we need to interact and engage our audiences across all platforms. No wonder, proper plans are drawn out about what is to be done and how.”
Kritika is not really nervous about D-day, “For our labour of love is ready. We have made the best possible product, but yes, I’m just a bit anxious about how the public will react to it.”
Point out that the film faces competition from Manmarziyaan (Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal), and she says, “I am too new in the trade to comment on these things. Having said that, there is enough space in the market for two good diverse genre films to find their respective feet.”
Coming to her co-star, she says, “Jackky is a very hard-working actor. Besides him, other supporting actors, who play our folks, are equally good.”
Looking ahead, Kritika, who was last seen in Life OK’s Chandrakanta, would surely want to try out more films. “I don’t want to be known as just a TV actor; I’d rather prefer dabbling across mediums, i.e. TV, films or web. This does not mean that I disrespect the small screen, which has made me who I am.”
Here, Kritika makes an important point, saying, “Despite the fact that TV gives more money and a larger reach, the industry still looks at small screen actors with a particular lens. I guess it is a perception issue; no wonder, films are known as big screen.”