I haven’t seen anything like Tandav made in India: Kritika Kamra


Popular tv actor Kritika Kamra is ready to make her digital debut with the Amazon Prime Video sequence Tandav.

In this unique interview with indianexpress.com, Kritika talks about her function in the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, her largest takeaway and extra.

Excerpts from the dialog:

From the time the teaser of Tandav dropped, it has left us all intrigued. Tell us extra about your half in the sequence.

I am enjoying Sana Mir, a political science pupil. She hails from Kashmir and is politically very energetic. It’s really very troublesome to explain her in just a few strains. Like most characters in the present, Sana can also be very intense. She has these journalistic desires whilst she is concerned in campus politics. There is a really attention-grabbing arc to her character.

How did Tandav occur?

I obtained a name from the casting group for an audition. While they didn’t give me any particulars, the scene I learn was very attention-grabbing. That made me actually intrigued, and I wished to know extra concerning the world. Till that point, I didn’t even know who was making it. The spherical went very well, and after we had just a few extra exams, I was given the sure script. Incidentally, I was touring then and the script was so advanced, with so many tracks operating collectively, that I couldn’t learn it at one go. I really relished it and browse an episode a day. By the time I completed it, I was blown away. I actually wished to do the present as I haven’t seen anything like this made in India.

While we don’t know loads concerning the script, we have now been blown away by the stellar star forged. Tell us concerning the expertise of working with them.

It was completely good and I should add they’re so nicely forged. When I was studying the script, I was so curious to know who’s enjoying who. I suppose it was once we had the primary desk studying along with all of the forged that I lastly obtained to place faces to those characters. There had been lots of people I knew, and a few, in fact, I obtained to know by means of the venture. I suppose as soon as we had been on set, we had been all prepped, and it was a tremendous expertise working with every one in all them.

And how was Ali Abbas Zafar as a director?

He is simply nice. Given his previous work, all of us anticipate his initiatives to be grand and a blockbuster. He does that so nicely. Since this can be a political drama, the whole lot is simply so massive and so amazingly shot. Ali can also be very clear-headed and quick. He is aware of precisely what he needs and the way it’s best to do it. Once you’re on the set, earlier than , your scenes are over. It was really lots of enjoyable capturing for Tandav.

What has been your largest takeaway from Tandav?

Quite a bit. We shot for the present a very long time again, and all of us have been actually ready for its launch. I haven’t spoken about it, and nobody knew I did this present. I have labored with some nice individuals, and simply the expertise of being on the identical set is my largest takeaway. Tandav is the primary sequence in this style and it’s superb as an actor to be part of one thing so massive. I suppose the expertise, reminiscences and learnings have been most necessary.

What’s your tackle pupil politics?

It is a vital half, and the present rightly explores the identical. The campus and centre politics by some means affect one another, and you will notice what occurs when the 2 paths cross. I can not reveal a lot.

You have additionally been fairly vocal about your stand and politics in latest instances on social media. Do you suppose it’s necessary for public figures to do this?

I suppose it’s very private, and I’d like to maintain it that approach.

While trolling shouldn’t be new to celebrities, now there’s a worry of boycott and even being referred to as anti-national by a sure part. How do you take care of it?

It’s half and parcel of the career. I suppose I am simply used to it and it doesn’t actually trouble me.

You moved out of tv whereas on the high of your recreation. You did Mitron, and now you may have Tandav. When you look again, do you suppose it was well worth the danger?

You ought to inform me that (laughs). I suppose Tandav will give me the reply. I have been eager to work on the internet and actually waited for one thing as thrilling as this. It wouldn’t have made sense in any other case to do a job that I have already carried out in the previous. As an actor, I wished to push my artistic boundary. And now that I am set to make my internet debut, I am retaining my fingers crossed, and ready for suggestions about Tandav.

You have been fairly selective about your work. Is ‘slow and steady’ Kritika Kamra’s funda?

I suppose it’s fairly apparent. I was fairly notorious for it whereas I was doing tv, and I suppose it stays the identical.

Tandav will stream on Amazon Prime Video from January 15.


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