Kriti Sanon today, is one of the most sought-after actresses of B-town. Starting her career as a model then to acting, she slowly and steadily catapulted herself into the big league. In the recent episode of Her Story season 2, on Bollywood Bubble, Kriti looked back at her journey and how she’s reached this far. From facing nepotism, bodyshaming, to being replaced by starkids, the Mimi actor experienced it all in her career. She was also constantly shamed for her appearance – some felt she didn’t line her lips well and wasn’t properly dressed for meetings whereas many even had an issue with her gummy smile or her nostrils flaring up. But Kriti has always been the person who listens to everyone but always does what she feels like.
She added, “There had been times when I was told to line my lips to look it fuller. It didn’t make sense to me. I did tried it once (she laughs). I was also told that my nostrils flare up a little bit when I smile. So, yes there will be criticism from everywhere. When I smile or laugh, sometimes they do but that’s normal na. I am not a plastic doll. There are lot of people like hair and makeup people because they have been around so much. See, I know for a fact that everybody loves giving opinions and everybody has opinions more about other people than themselves. So, it’s fine, it’s ok. You just need to know how much to filter, what to listen to and what to ignore otherwise if you don’t, it can really be messed up. You will really spoil yourself fully. I just never felt the need to change anything. I think I had the confidence in myself.”
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“People told me ‘You have gummy smile’. That’s I am born with, I can’t do anything about it. These are little little things that people don’t say it directly ki ‘yeh change karo’. I feel like those things everyone hears. Someone was telling me now it’s not the pressure, but I think the pressure is increasing with all these Instagram filters and everything coming everyone wants to be perfect all the time. So, I have gone through that, heard things. Someone asked me to make my waist a little more in. Sometimes random people also say things. You have to make sure that you are not listening to just everybody. Today, when you are on Instagram and Twitter, there are so many people commenting on every little thing you do wear, say. So, I feel it’s very important to know how much to filter. And it’s also important to have your own sane grounding people around you,” added Kriti.
You can watch the full interview of Kriti Sanon here.