Actor Srishti Shrivastava, the sassy Guddo of “Gulabo Sitabo”, can not keep in mind a time when she didn’t need to grow to be a “heroine”, a dream equally shared by her Bollywood-loving household. Like many aspiring actors making an attempt to make a place for themselves within the cut-throat world of Hindi cinema, there have been moments of unhappiness that became happiness when roles began coming her method, she mentioned.
Srishti earned recognition first with the TVF present “Girliyapa” after which adopted it up with a powerful however small flip in “Gully Boy” as Albina Dadarkar, whose battle with Alia Bhatt’s character makes up for one of many funniest scenes within the film. “My parents were always very supportive and like any family in India, highly influenced by Bollywood. When they saw me dancing as a child, they knew where I was headed. Mujhe heroine banana tha (I wanted to be a heroine) and that’s what my parents also wanted,” Srishti advised PTI in an interview.
The actor, who remembers listening to tales about her grandfather who labored on interval drama collection “The Sword of Tipu Sultan”, mentioned the one factor her household was involved about was her schooling. So, she accomplished her commencement after which went on to pursue a one-year course from Drama School Mumbai in 2015. She stored honing her craft by theatre earlier than she began going for auditions.
Srishti mentioned she would carry a variety of clothes, Indian put on and different such issues and go away house for her theatre rehearsals at eight within the morning. In the afternoon, she would attain Aaram Nagar Part-2, which is the hub for aspiring actors in Mumbai. “I would do five auditions every day and it kind of gets to you. I was a good student and performer but things were different when I stepped into this world. Suddenly I saw people not accepting me. It took its toll initially but theatre helped me stay confident,” she mentioned.
“Sometimes people would say, ‘How come you are here? You don’t look like a model’ so lots of tears and sadness but also moments of happiness with ‘Girliyapa’ and ‘Gully Boy’. There are people who cast newcomers. And now that I have started working, I understand that there are several reasons for you not getting the role. But there is always something around the corner,” she added.
In “Gulabo Sitabo”, Srishti performs Ayushmann Khurrana’s feisty youthful sister Guddo who can be abrasive and manipulate males round her if required.
The actor mentioned when she first auditioned for the function, she knew that it was a “mad part”. She remembers retaining her “fingers crossed” throughout her experience again house from the audition.
“I have been an actor for a while and I audition a lot. I loved Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ so when I got a call for the audition, I was thrilled. I was asked to audition for the scene that has Vijay Raaz and me and one more scene. Even from those two scenes I knew that it was a mad part. I got a call within two weeks,” she mentioned.
Getting the accent for the Lucknow-set film was not a problem for the actor as she was born within the metropolis. Her mother and father, who initially belong to Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, shifted to Mumbai when she was a month outdated. But like all UP family, she stored in contact along with her roots by the language that was spoken at house. The function has introduced her a lot of reward from throughout the trade however the actor mentioned, her journey has simply begun.
“I have finally been acknowledged from people whose acknowledgement I needed. Our film released so many people got to watch it from the film industry and they appreciated my role. But my journey has just started.” The actor mentioned she retains thanking director Shoojit Sircar and author Juhi Chaturvedi, and being on the set amongst skilled actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana was eye opening.
“It is something to achieve that kind of love and passion for your work and still maintain that enthusiasm. I was so blown away by Bachchan sir. I was so motivated. I promised myself that I will work harder after this film,” she mentioned.