Kriti Sanon completes 7 years in the Bollywood industry with her debut with Heropanti. Now that the actress has successfully made a mark for herself and has some good films in her kitty, she spoke about her journey to a leading website. "This journey has been extremely special, something that I never dreamed of. I come from a simple, middle-class family — my mom is a professor and my dad is a chartered accountant. I am an engineer, and I had never thought that acting would be my profession," said Kriti.
Recalling how some people were skeptical about her dream of becoming an actor, Kriti added, "Initially, my relatives and friends told me that Bollywood is too big a dream to pursue and there are too many people who are struggling and want to be in this industry. So, I do feel fortunate to get opportunities to come this far and live my dream."
While there has been a whole debate around outsiders vs insiders, does Kriti feel accepted in the industry and she says she never worked towards being accepted. "I don’t think I was ever working towards getting accepted in Bollywood. What I really wanted was to get opportunities to be able to do films and work with directors of my choice. Yes, you do need people who believe in you, and I am lucky to have people like Sajid Nadiadwala, Dinesh Vijan, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Nitesh Tiwari, and Ashutosh Gowariker who showed faith in me, and that only motivated me to do better."
Adding further, "I got the feeling of being accepted right from the beginning, but it took me some time to find my place in the industry. I was new to the city, came from a non-filmy background, and knew nobody here. I did feel like a bit of a loner in these filmy parties, which sometimes I still do. Frankly, as you keep working, doing more films, and meeting more people, you start feeling like you are part of the industry."