The very talented and lovely Kirti Kulhari, who was recently seen in a small but important cameo in the blockbuster feature film Uri – The Surgical Strike, is whooping it up as one of the four sexually unabashed protagonists in the sassy web series Four More Shots, Please.
Kriti, who played a memorable the game-changing women’s picture Pink, says she is overwhelmed by the love. “I am receiving as much love for Four Shots More Please as I got Pink, if not more. It’s heartwarming. This year I’ve 4-5 things in my kitty.. all different stuff.. interesting stuff. This is a good time to be an actor in Indian cinema. There is so much happening in so many different formats and platforms. Things are slowly but surely the work that excites me and people who like watching me, are coming my way. I just want to do what I know..and want to keep learning and growing”
Kirti is happy with her cameo in Uri, although many felt her role was too brief. She defends her abbreviated appearance in Uri, “I had a guest appearance. But even people who were not doing special appearances, apart from the male lead Vicky Kaushal, everyone had a very limited and small role.”
Audiences noticed a romantic vibe between Kirti and Vicky’s character in Uri. Confesses Kirti, “Well, I always felt it. But we never worked on it. This romantic vibe was there on paper so I guess it has kind of come across on screen. I don’t know if it’s necessarily romantic but there is a connection which is quite visible. I really feel me and Vicky should do a film together. We would be good together, both of us being the same kind of actors.”
Speaking on her forthcoming assignments, Kriti informs, “I am a doing Mission Mangal film with Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan with the others. Apart from Vidya and Akshay, all other actors are at par as far as the roles and screen-time are concerned. I am also doing a show for Netflix called Bard of Blood with Emraan Hashmi. I am playing a Baluchi girl in that.”
In the current series Four Shots More Please, Kriti is shown having a conversation with her vagina. Was she comfortable with this kind of sexual frankness? Says Kriti, “It is obviously not something someone does in their normal lives. It was a stretch of the imagination and meant to be a fun scene, and that’s how I saw it. While executing a scene like this was tough, my comfort with the scene and what it entails was not an issue.”
Kriti feels it is time for the sexual revolution to hit Indian cinema. “It’s high time subjects like sex and everything that it includes, are normalized. And anything and everything that stimulates this process should be welcomed. People have to be pushed out of their comfort zones to be able to see things for what they are. It will be great to live in a world where we don’t discuss sex anymore because we have managed to go beyond it. And then we can focus on more important things.”