Funny to serious: Kriti on Housefull 4 and Panipat!
The actress reveals it was fun to switch between two roles in a period setting
Housefull 4 was Kriti Sanon's last big hit, a comedy where three pairs of reincarnated lovers reunite in the present day. In a telephonic chat with City Times to discuss her historical film Panipat (based on the third battle of Panipat in 1761), Kriti Sanon revealed how she went from funny to serious as she shot for Housefull 4 and Panipat almost simultaneously.
"There was a time when I was shooting them (Housefull 4 and Panipat) back and forth, so it was funny to go from a very serious film to a very comical film. They are poles apart in the kind of world they are set in. It was so much easier to switch to Housefull 4 because there was a lot of madness around me and that made me equally mad with everyone else cracking jokes all around, but to come back to Panipat, yes I had to sort of revise my Marathi, make sure that I was saying my dialogues in the way that they needed me to.
"Funnily when I was dubbing it was almost back to back so I remember when I was dubbing a Housefull period scene, in my head I was like, okay, let me like get a little more Hindi into it - and grace in the way I'm saying the dialogues to make it sound serious. The next dialogue was Akshay's and he said, "chalo.. Sab apne apne ghar chalte hain." And I burst out laughing and he said 'side please' in that period and I realised, why am I doing this? Why am I getting so serious about it - this is not Panipat - you are supposed to have fun with this. It's a time that is fictional and you are supposed to just go along with it and have fun with everyone."
She called Housefull 4 "a very different experience". "To be able to do that kind of a mad comedy in a period time was very new and very fresh; we didn't have a reference because it's never been done. I was thoroughly enjoying that also and then there was a time which was completely historic and authentic and factual (Panipat), where you couldn't play around at all with how these characters were - you had to be a lot more disciplined. So I think it was actually great fun to be switching in and out of these films."