Actress Kirti Kulhari says that all the frustration and dejection of not being able to further her career disappeared almost overnight with the chance to play a role in Pink.
She acted in movies like “Shaitan” and “Khichdi: The Movie” but she says she did not get to act in many films despite her ambition and talent.
The actress said: “It feels overwhelming to be recognised for ‘Pink’. Surprisingly, all the frustration, angst of not being recognised for my talent and work all these years has disappeared overnight and all I am left only with gratitude and to finally be recognised with a film like ‘Pink’…the wait was totally worth it.
Kirti recalls how she bagged “Pink”, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and co-produced by Shoojit Sircar.
“I was called for a screen test by Jogiji (casting director) one day out of the blue and was told that it was a film being produced by Shoojit Sircar. I was very excited because I have really enjoyed Shoojit’s films and characters in the past and believed ‘Pink’ had to be something good. So, I auditioned.
“They called me back and I met the director, producer and the whole team and was given a gist of the story. The fact that it was a story of these three girls based in Delhi and a subject like this, I was more than willing to be a part of it. I really believed it was a story worth being told. It wasn’t a tough decision to make.” When Kirti accepted the film, she didn’t know the rest of the cast.
“The icing on the cake was the news which was revealed to me after almost 15-20 days of being a part of the film that Amitabh Sir was going to be a part of it.” Kirti said.
After post graduating with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kulhari made her acting debut in Khichadi : The Movie in 2010 followed by a role in Shaitaan in 2011.
“Falak for me, was very interesting to play because firstly I had never played a character like this and secondly, the emotional quotient of the character was very high for me.
“Also, the intensity that Falak as an individual exudes… that was an added challenge for me. There were a lot of high moments for my character and my big breakdown in court scene although added later was the highlight for her graph.”
Kirti says has a lot to take away from the film. – CINEWS