Kriti Sanon has already managed to make a first good impression. With drop dead looks, a good screen presence and an attitude to match, Kriti is seemingly every bit a heroine that hero Tiger Shroff required for his HEROPANTI. However, good credit for that goes to filmmaker Sabbir who, after giving Kareena Kapoor a highly stylish presentation in his debut film KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, made sure that Kriti was projected as just the perfect Indian girl that the subject of HEROPANTI demanded.
‘I have gone true to the character,’ says Sabbir, ‘Kriti is playing a North Indian girl from a small town who aspires to be liberated. She is someone who comes from a traditional family and is a cross between a girl who belongs to her kin but then also dreams of being free and happy. I had to style her as this very ethereal Indian girl who is also quite glamorous while being a stunner on screen.’
Incidentally, it was her glowing face accompanied by a wide smile that got her the role. Also, on seeing Sabbir’s choice, producer Sajid Nadiadwala didn’t have any hesitation either in going ahead with it.
CHECK OUT: REVEALED – Sandeepa Dhar plays parallel lead in Tiger Shroff’s HEROPANTI
‘Yeah, I had seen her first in toothpaste commercial,’ smiles Sabbir, ‘I just felt that she was best fit for the film. I didn’t even know about her whereabouts but after a week, my assistants manage to locate her. I went ahead with a test shoot and my conviction was validated. It was gladdening enough since I had never even met her before in life and still on the basis of a sheer commercial, I could see her as my film’s heroine. Later, as for the rough edges w.r.t. acting, we smoothened them all out during our many workshops.’
‘Not just is Kriti very sweet and fresh for Bollywood today, she is also the perfect match opposite Tiger,’ adds Sajid on a highly positive note.
We would know soon once HEROPANTI releases all over on 23rd May.
|view more HEROPANTI videos|