‘This will be the first film, which will ride on my shoulders’, says Kriti Sanon talking about her upcoming film ‘Mimi’


Kriti Sanon has come a long way from her Bollywood debut five years ago in Heropanti. The actress started off with glamorous roles but has now found acceptance with doing slice-of-life films and girl-next-door roles. With Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi, Kriti has established herself as a performer too. Now, she is gung ho about starring in her first female-centric film which she is headlining. The film titled Mimi was recently announced and deals with surrogacy and motherhood. In a recent interview, she spoke about her role in the film.

Talking about the film, Kriti said in the interview, “it’s an exciting project with Maddock Films, yet untitled. It’s an entertaining story with its heart in the right place. It’s going to be directed by my Luka Chuppi director, Laxman Utekar. I share a great bond with him. It was an idea initially, which has shaped into a script, better than I expected. Laxman sir has the knack of presenting an emotional subject in an entertaining manner. I like the fact that it’s not preachy at all. It’ll make you think. This will be the first film, which will ride on my shoulders as the protagonist is a girl. It’s challenging. I’m nervous about it.

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During the interview, she was asked whether she is ready to play a mother onscreen, Kriti said, “It’s an emotion I obviously don’t understand. You cannot understand motherhood unless you become a mother. It’s about a young character and her journey. It’s new territory for me. I wanted to do something which is relevant, something which is away from me as a person. And this is all of that. I’ll be starting this film towards the end of the year.”

The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan and also stars Pankaj Tripathi. This is the third time Kriti will be sharing the screen with the versatile actor, they have previously worked in Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi. The film is based on national award-winning Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychay.

(Source: Filmfare)