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‘TV is all about female lead and we are used to playing the protagonist’: Kritika Kamra on ‘Mitron’ and more

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‘TV is all about female lead and we are used to playing the protagonist’: Kritika Kamra on ‘Mitron’ and more – Popular TV actor Kritika Kamra, who is making her Bollywood debut with Mitron, says she is not game for doing minuscule parts in films. Kritika never took a break from television to actively chase films and is thankful to the small screen for giving her name and fame.

“Because of TV, I am financially secure today and can wait for the kind of films I want to do. TV is all about female lead and we are used to playing the protagonist and then you don’t want to do small roles. I don’t want to do blink-and-miss kind of roles, don’t want to be an accessory in a film, or just do a song-and-dance. That’s why it took long time for me to do a feature film,” Kritika said.

In the past, Kritika says she came close to doing a film with Dharma Productions and Ekta Kapoor featuring Emraan Hashmi and Kareena Kapoor Khan which apparently got shelved. “I had also signed for a film with UTV. I did not expect these films will not work. Like when you do ar thouse films you know anything can happen. I don’t know if ‘Mitron’ will be hit or not, I am happy I got to be part of it. Being a television actor you do get roles like that of a sister, wife etc and being part of ensemble films. However, there is no harm in doing it provided the role is solid.”

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Kritika has been giving auditions for films for quite sometime and says the shift from small to the big screen, despite being a popular face, has not been a cakewalk. “When you come from TV there is a baggage that you carry as industry people think you can only do one particular style of acting – be it loud or massy or regressive. I want to show I am better than this.”

Calling acting as a very “volatile profession”, she says, both TV and film stars have to constantly prove themselves as actors. “TV is looked down upon and there is a perception that TV actors are not intelligent, we are dumb. There is a stereotype. Like, it is not considered cool to say we are watching TV. We are fighting our own image as actors when we move from TV to films. I hope I don’t have to do something for the sake of survival. I respect TV and would never say I will not do it again.”

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Mitron directed by Nitin Kakkar of Filmistaan fame releases on September 14.

‘TV is all about female lead and we are used to playing the protagonist’: Kritika Kamra on ‘Mitron’ and more

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