Categorising actors has become outdated, says Kriti Sanon

Even though she is two films old in Bollywood, Kriti Sanon believes she has managed to “earn recognition” with her work in Heropanti (2014) and Dilwale (2015). While her contemporaries, Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor, are signing multiple projects, the actor feels that it is only now that she is catching up.

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During a telephonic interview, the actor talks about adapting to the ways of the film industry, her thoughts on working with established actors, and more.
Since you are fairly new to Bollywood, has there been an instance when a film-maker has not taken you seriously?
No, not really. I think that the “newcomer hai (she is a newcomer)” comment flows in when I am confused about a movie. There are times that I am unable to choose a film. That is when people tell me I need more experience.

Most actresses who work with the Khans — Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir — tend to get lesser attention in the film. Do you fear working with them?
I think that was the case earlier. Now, everybody is working with one another. Katrina Kaif has worked with all the three Khans. At the end of the day, it is about what you are doing in the film. Categorisation of actors has become outdated now.
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Your contemporaries, Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor, have signed multiple films at one go…
When Shraddha and Alia started their careers, people knew who they were. I, on the other hand, had to ensure that people knew my name. I could not make mistakes while choosing films when I started out.
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Since I come from a non-filmi background, I am not used to all this. It has taken me a while to get accustomed to it. False stories used to affect me initially. Bu