Poonam Singh

Amid the success of her recent film, ‘Crew,’ Kriti Sanon candidly shares her journey, acknowledging a phase of frustration and longing for deeper roles. She expressed feeling restless, recognising her untapped potential within the limited opportunities available.

Reflecting on her journey, she emphasised the importance of the size of the vessel, metaphorically illustrating how one's capabilities expand with the scope of their roles.

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Kriti said, “There was a phase where I was just very restless because I knew that I had way more potential than what I could portray in the opportunities that I had in front of me. I wanted something deeper. I wanted something where I could just show my potential as an actor way more. I always say this that as an actor ‘Aapko jitna ghada milega, utna hi aap bhar sakte ho. Agar aapko chota vessel diya jayega toh usme aap utna hi paani bhar sakte ho. Agar aapko bada diya jayega toh aap aur bhar sakte ho.’ So I was looking for that bada vessel for a very long time.”

She also opened up about how she was frustrated to witness star kids, securing opportunities without proving themselves, contrasting her own journey.

“I was getting frustrated because I was like, I know I can do it; I know I can kill it, but I don’t have it in front of me. At that point, I was also seeing some new faces, some of them belonging to the film background, coming in having not done anything and getting opportunities that I was like, how…,” she was quoted saying.

However, her outlook shifted with the pivotal role in ‘Mimi.’ She believes that timing played a crucial role, in aligning her readiness with the character's demands.

Meanwhile, ‘Crew,’ featuring Kriti alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan and Tabu, received a warm reception upon its release.

The film centres on three air hostesses who chance upon a smuggled gold stash amidst their airline's financial struggles. As they navigate the moral and practical implications of their discovery, the film unfolds against the backdrop of their airline's impending bankruptcy.