EXCLUSIVE: Kriti Sanon on nepotism; REVEALS she was once replaced by a starkid: Makers felt she had more buzz

Despite having several hit films to her credit, Kriti shares how it's still tricky for her when it comes to getting films, because she doesn't have a filmy lineage. She also talks about an incident when a starkid replaced her overnight in a big film.

Updated on Apr 28, 2020 12:06 AM IST  |  794.6K
EXCLUSIVE: Kriti Sanon on nepotism; REVEALS she was once replaced by a starkid: Makers felt she had more buzz
EXCLUSIVE: Kriti Sanon on nepotism; REVEALS she was once replaced by a starkid: Makers felt she had more buzz

In the last few years, nepotism has definitely become the most important term in Bollywood dictionary. After Kangana Ranaut discussed it on a public platform, everyone's been talking about the same. In our latest episode of Untold Stories season 2, we have Kriti Sanon opening the series, talking about her journey and experiences. 

Being a rank outsider with no filmy connections, Kriti reasons that it 'still gets tricky sometimes'. She shares, "I'm very ambitious and I know that I have the potential to do a lot more. I want to work with certain A-list directors. So I have got great opportunities but if I compare, there are a few more which I really want and I'd love to have. The difference is still there. I don't mind reaching out to directors. If I had been from a film family, I would not have to reach out. They would already know me, and I would have interacted with them somewhere. But after a while, only your work speaks. It probably takes way longer or more number of hit films and performances to sort of get there."

Has she ever been replaced by a starkid in a film? She responds positive and asserts, "I don't know if they dialled the phone or not, but someone who was from a film family, or there was a little more buzz about that person, had replaced me. So yes, it's happened but I don't know the reason behind it. The director might have genuinely wanred that person. It has happened a few times."

Talk about dealing with the situation and she explains, "It irritates you a little bit and you feel bad. What else can you do beyond a point? But everyone has their own share of successes or failures. Things happen or don't happen for a reason. Sometimes, I didn't get a film I really wanted to do and then, it hasn't worked as well. So maybe, some of it was for good." 

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Anonymous
Apr 29, 2020 02:55 PM
I think there is noone like Kriti.She is beyond of my any words. She is the best actor. Love her the most ❤May many more achievements come to her. Eagerly waiting to see her upcoming movies ❤❤
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Anonymous
Apr 28, 2020 12:36 PM
Love kriti.. thank god we have some talents.. else all Family Gifted traditions.. alia ananya sara.
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Anonymous
Apr 28, 2020 12:25 AM
Kriti had said this before and everyone had some good guesses about what movie it was, lol, now I can't remember.
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Anonymous
Apr 27, 2020 11:22 PM
Tamanna Kajal Agarwal Hansika etc., Are in mid 30s roles are drying out for them .if this Kirti makes it then fine else...just a couple hits won't help her survive .
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Anonymous
Apr 27, 2020 08:29 PM
what is this host wearing? lol He needs a bloody makeover
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Anonymous
Apr 27, 2020 06:34 PM
I wonder which star kid replaced her and how did the movie fare? Kriti is a breath of fresh air amongst the talentless star kid pool.
Anonymous
Apr 27, 2020 06:28 PM
She was Very good in luka chuppi. Atleast far better then then this ananya pandey. Ananya is the perfect example of nepotism. No personality no acting, the way she talks is hilarious and irritating at the same time. But she has got 2 big films.
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Anonymous
Apr 27, 2020 05:51 PM
Kriti is much more talented than that topsee but she doesn’t give in to diktats of some filmmakers, She has gone admirably well despite the nepotism of the film industry insiders and the nepotism of UP filmmakers.
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