I Don't Let Film Box Office Performances Bog Me Down: Kirti Kulhari

Pink actor Kirti Kulhari, who garnered praise for her powerful performance in the 2016 film, impressed again in Madhur Bhandarkar’s political drama, Indu Sarkar. Kirti’s character stammers in the film, and she recalls it was tough getting the nuances right.

“I met a psychologist to understand what people who stammer go through in their lives. I also watched videos on YouTube. Meeting a speech therapist was the final step, who told me which letters one [usually] stammers on and the degree of stammering,” says the 32-year-old, who is currently on a break.

Not the kind of actor to emotionally invest a lot into her roles, Kirti says getting into a character takes time, but she switches off when not shooting. “I leave the character behind, and by the end of the film, I am done with it.”

And what about the film’s success or failure? While Pink was a massive hit at the box office, Indu Sarkar received a lukewarm response. Does Kirti dissociate as easily from that, too? “Box-office collections don’t matter to me, and I’m not devastated when they turn out to be low,” she says, but isn’t dismissive about collections altogether.

“It is nice to have a film which does well in terms of money. It takes your career forward. Bollywood works on the perception whether your last film was a hit or flop. But I never let this fact bog me down,” adds Kirti.