Success Helped Me Find My Voice: Kiara Advani
Actress Kiara Advani says early rejections and recent hits – Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Shershaah – have given her a clear idea of the type of movies she wants to be a part of.
The actress debuted in 2014 with Fugly and starred in films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Abbas-Mustan’s 2017 thriller Machine, but it’s the 2018 Netflix anthology Lust Stories which turned out to be a career change for her.
“I feel grateful for the start of my journey, even though there were things that didn’t work out. I am grateful for the support I received from people who gave me these chances and who believed in me,” Kiara told PTI in an interview.
Over the past three years, the actor has been part of two back-to-back blockbusters – Kabir Singh and Good Newwz and the critically acclaimed Netflix film Guilty – which she says has helped her find her “voice”.
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“Today, I have a better understanding of myself, which was not the case before. I started when I was 21. I didn’t know who I was, who I wanted to be, what I wanted to say… I dreamed of becoming an actor, but I didn’t know what kind of stories I wanted to tell. say or what was my voice,” Kiara, 29, said.
With success, the actress said she may have gained some clarity, but playing unique characters was still on her wish list.
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“I don’t think success played a role in my ability to make braver choices back then. When I chose to do Lust Stories or Guilty, I wasn’t at my peak. Lust Stories was a choice I made because I wanted to work with Karan Johar. These films did well and pushed my career forward. Everything was instinctive. Success gives you a sense of responsibility.
Following the release of OTT Shershaah on Prime Video last year, Advani returned to the big screen with comedy horror Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which became one of the biggest hits of the year so far.
His upcoming projects, Jugjugg Jeeyo and Govinda Naam Mera of Dharma Productions, are billed as large-scale artists. She will also be seen with RRR star Ram Charan in an untitled film.
The actor wants to reach a wider audience, she said. “I want to make films that guarantee a community viewing experience, I want to be part of films that reach a wider audience. Fortunately, my three films are made for that. I want to make movies now where families can go and watch. That’s really my goal,” Kiara added.