The Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol headliner Dilwale released this Friday, 18 December, and is expected to become one of the biggest box-office grossers of 2015. With a stellar star cast comprising Bollywood's popular and beloved on-screen pair (Khan and Kajol) and director Rohit Shetty (of Chennai Express and Golmaal series fame) at the helm, one would imagine a relative newcomer like actress Kriti Sanon (who's part of the younger star cast of the film) to be a bundle of nerves. But that's not the case.
Sanon and Varun Dhawan spoke to IBTimes UK recently and the actress shared her experience on being part of the big Bollywood ensemble and working with established names like SRK and Shetty.
When asked if she initially feared getting sidelined and whether she had doubts and insecurities with regards to her role, Sanon replied:
"Not insecurities but yeah a little bit of nervousness — about being not as experienced, not having gone to an acting school, having done just one film (Sanon made her Bollywood debut in the 2014 film Heropanti) and then doing a film like this where everybody is so talented and such amazing actors.
"A director like Rohit Shetty is directing, who on the outside looks very tough and serious.... But I think once I got into it and once I started shooting with these people, it all became like a family. Everyone's really caring and very chilled out — there wasn't even one person who was like 'proper' and 'in the zone' or 'in character', you know. I think everybody just had a blast in this film."
Check out Dhawan and Sanon's full interview below: