“I had tried everything. And, I didn’t want to be a part of a saas-bahu drama. There were offers of such kind, but I decided to take a break,” she says. Bold decision considering the regular flow of income she had. “I didn’t want to remain in my comfort zone. I hadn’t become an actress for this,” she continues rather strongly. “And then came ‘Tandav’- which had very good writing and a director (Ali Abbas Zafar) I wanted to work with,” Kritika points out her turning point.
Having said that, Kritika is clear that she’s still keen on movies. “I came back to TV and did ‘Reporters’. After that, I had signed 3 films but they never took off. So, I once again came back to TV and did ‘Chandrakanta’,” she says rather restlessly, clearly hinting that she’s a type of an artiste who believes first in quality and then in quantity.
After ‘Tandav’, Kritika is once again in a happy space. “But I still want to do movies.” Does she take the initiative of calling up filmmakers and asking for work? “No, I’d rather let my auditions speak for themselves. There’s no shame in calling up filmmakers but I refrain from that. Instead, I ask my team to get in touch with casting directors,” she asserts, and quickly adds, “But I know that I come with a big bag-and-baggage of having done quite a few TV shows. I have had my share of rejections in life but I always believe that to be an actor is an act of hope.”
Kritika has signed a couple of web shows which will go online, soon.