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"Language has never been a barrier for me" - Krutika Desai
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After working across different mediums and in a variety of languages, Krutika Desai made her debut in Gujarati cinema this year with 'Dhaakad'. Her second Gujarati film 'The Reunions' is slated to hit the theatres in September. In this interview, the spunky actress talks about her new film, journey in filmdom, working in different mediums and languages and future projects.

Tell us something about your background.

I am a graduate in hotel management and catering science with diploma in aviation & travel and tourism. I was working as a GRE, Front Office in Taj Lands End, Bandra. I had no connections in the film industry but destiny brought me here. A friend wanted me for her friend's make-up shoot. That was the first time I faced the camera as a model. Around the same time, my mom also suggested that I should give acting a shot. Around the same time, I fractured my leg and had to quit my job. I was the lead in three episodes of the fifth season of Channel V's 'Gumrah - End Of Innocence'. I did a show for Colors Gujarati called 'Suri'. That was my first acting assignment. I was not the lead character but eventually, my character became quite popular and got more prominence. I did ads, a couple of episodes as the lead in shows like 'Crime Patrol', 'CID' and 'Crime Alert'. I did a couple of Punjabi music videos. I had done a Haryanvi film called 'Dildaar'. It was a Delhi based production which released in North India. I made my debut in Gujarati cinema earlier this year with 'Dhaakad'. 'The Reunions' will be my second release in Gujarati.

You play the character of Eva Acharya in 'The Reunions'. Can you share something about the character?

Eva has different shades. There was a time when she used to trust people easily. That resulted in her heart getting broken by many people. Ten years later, she is a different person altogether. She is very blunt and upfront in with everyone. She is the most glamorous girl in the college.

Has there been a significant change in the way she was in college and now when she meets her friends after ten years?

She was a shy, shabby girl. Now, she has transformed into a glamorous in the film. What has led to the transformation is something you will discover when you watch the film.

You have worked in a variety of mediums and across different languages. Is adapting to different languages a challenging process?

Language has never been a barrier for me. I have done projects in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, English. I never considered language to be a hindrance in taking up a project. At the end of the day, it is an art. You emotions and expression will remain the same regardless of the language.

The internet or the digital medium has emerged as a new and interesting space to create content. Would you like to explore it?

I have done a couple of digital ads in the past. I would love to do a web-series.

The film has a very urban and fresh look to it. Looking at the posters, one would think that it is a Hindi film. Do you think that the film is in a new space as far as regional cinema is concerned?

I do not think cinema can be classified as urban and rural. How does one categorize a classic like 'Mother India'?. With time, content will change and that is a very natural process. Cinema is a reflection of the society and our film shows the way the youth is today.

What's next?

I have been shooting for a show for Colors Gujarati called called 'Mehak - Mota Ghar Ni Vahu' since a year and a half. Till September, I will be busy promoting 'The Reunions'. I will take up a new project after that.

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