Now is my time to do some action: Kiara Advani on bagging ‘Don 3’ role

PTI, Feb 24, 2024, 8:12 AM IST

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Mumbai: Bollywood star Kiara Advani said she is excited about her first action movie, Don 3, which will explore a never-before-seen-side of her as an actor.

Advani was recently announced as the female lead for Farhan Akhtar-directed Don 3, which features Ranveer Singh in the lead.

“I’ve an action hero (husband, Sidharth Malhotra) at home who is doing a great job. But this was a conscious decision. I wanted to do something different, I wanted to change it up for myself. This was one genre (action) I was longing to get myself to, change the vibe, change the way I’ve been perceived so far, and that’s what is exciting,” the actor said during a session in ABP Ideas of India Summit 3.0.

“As an actor you are constantly stepping into different characters and making the world believe this is who you are. So, there will be a lot of prep for the film (‘Don 3’) but I’ve got time to do that. I’m very excited. I’ve never done an action movie, so now is my time to do some action,” she said.

The action franchise was inspired by megastar Amitabh Bachchan-Zeenat Aman starrer 1978 movie of the same name. The new franchise featured superstar Shah Rukh Khan who played Don in Akhtar’s 2006 movie Don and its 2011 follow-up Don 2 with Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Roma.

Advani said her “faith” in herself as an actor has led her on the path of success in the movie industry. She made her acting debut in 2014 with Fugly, a few films later she garnered acclaim for her performance in the Netflix anthology film Lust Stories (2018).

She attained commercial success with movies like Kabir Singh, Good Newwz, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Jugjugg Jeeyo, Shershaah, and Satyaprem Ki Katha, among others.

She said she has learnt to not take rejections personally, and seek external validation, but she takes in constructive criticism.

“When I debuted and came into the industry, back then I thought you just have to get your first film and then you get films to do. But that’s not the case, that’s not the case even after (achieving) commercial success, it’s always film to film, Friday to Friday that’s how our business is, there’s no guarantee or there’s nothing permanent here,” Advani said.

“After my first film, there were a lot of good reviews about me but because we didn’t have commercial success, it was, in a way, a setback. I was not getting those offers, nobody knew who I was back then. But I had that belief in myself… So, I just kept working and you don’t know which door opens where,” she added.

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