The darling of Sandalwood when it comes to the leading ladies, Kriti Kharbanda has made an ambitious Bollywood foray with Raaz 4 directed by Vikram Bhatt. But what surprised many was the boldness of her decision to be part of a film series, which has set a new paradigm in terms of intimacy showcased on the screen in Indian cinema.
While speaking to City Express after returning from her 60-day shoot in Romania, Kriti agrees that it was a first time experience for her and there was indeed a feeling of weirdness. “I have never done sequences like Raaz 4 in my career so far. I have intimate shots with Emraan Hashmi and Gaurav Arora and let alone kissing, I have never involved myself in any intimate act. It was always subtle romance. But then, anything can look borderline sleazy if it is not shot well. I am quite satisfied with the outcome with Raaz 4. Now I will be more comfortable with such films in future,” Kriti states but adds that she was at ease with both Emraan and Gaurav.
“Emraan shared about his four-year-old son’s cancer and about the book he has written. It really touches your heart when somebody who has been through so much and is yet able to go with life easily. I am glad that he is okay,” he says.
Having completed shoot for the film, Kriti is just left with the patchwork. Speaking about the professionalism in Bollywood, she says that except the language, nothing else seemed different. “I am used to making an effort of taking the dialogues a day before and memorising them. Considering that I have been part of South Indian films, it felt awkward to deliver my dialogues in Hindi. Though it is a language I know, it still was a weird feeling,” she mentions.
Kriti will be joining Nagshekhar’s Maasti Gudi from 27th of this month. “We will be shooting in a forest near Hubballi,” says Kriti, adding, “The role is good and it is also scary because of the confidence that Nagshekhar has in me,” she says.
Meanwhile, she is looking forward to the release of Mahendar’s Paapu, while she has Dalapathy to be completed. “I have not accepted any films because it has been eight months of hectic work. I need to complete my Tamil film and finish dubbing for Raaz 4. All this will take some time,” she says.
According to the Kriti, the 60 days in Romania was indeed a wonderful experience. “More than anything else, we had to put up with the temperature, which was playing games with us. When we went there it was - 15 degrees. By the end of the schedule, which almost lasted two months, it was +15 degrees. The kind of weather change actually took a toll on us. Our body temperature went haywire literally and we didn’t know what to adjust with it,” she says.