“2018 is an extremely exciting year for me as I’m exploring a wider audience… I’m doing a film in a language that I don’t know and working hard to master that, then there is a film for Netflix which will reach a global audience and of course the Hindi language film. The ability to reach out to such a diverse audience is just the most exciting,”shared Kiara Advani.
She further talked about the Lust Stories, her web-series, directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akthar, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar.
“Honestly, when we shot the film we didn’t know Netflix wanted to pick it up. It’s also the perfect platform given the content, it’s important (that) the film caters to the right audience and is not restricted creatively.
“While I was blessed to have Karan Sir (Karan Johar) direct me and hold my hand throughout, the character despite being a challenging role was liberating to perform,” said the actress.
Taking about her film, Kalank, directed by Abhishek Verman and produced by Karan Johar, she said, “It’s a beautifully written special appearance. And it’s the first time I’ll be seen in a commercial item song. To top it, it’s a period film so the costume and the look is very different for me, even I haven’t seen myself looking this way before.”
Her dress will be designed by famous designer Manish Malhotra and she shared her views on it too.
“This is the first time I’m working with Manish Malhotra for a film so you can only imagine how glamorous his vision is and that was exciting. We have almost finished shooting my part for the film, I’m now looking forward to shooting with Madhuri Ma’am and sharing screen space with her is the cherry on the icing,” she said.
In the movie, she will be playing alongside Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt.
When asked what excites her to take up such roles, “Being versatile is my goal,” she said.
When asked the complications she had to face as an actress, she replied, “Personally, I feel blessed to be doing what I love doing so I focus on the positives and don’t know any other way of being. I can’t compare the times since I’ve only experienced this generation and I feel blessed to be chosen to play strong female characters.”
The actress also says, “If you’re good you’ll stay. But what’s important is luck and opportunity because no matter how good you are, if nobody gives you that opportunity then no one will ever know,”concluded the actress.