Content material creator-turned-actor Srishti Dixit has entertained her followers on social media with some very humorous and quirky movies. Her all time well-liked ‘Poo’ video had gone viral on the web. She is now all set to make her large Bollywood debut with Vijay Krishna Acharya’s ‘The Nice Indian Household’. ETimes sat down with Srishti for an unique interview the place she spoke about being a film buff, making a video with Kareena Kapoor Khan, inception of her profession as a content material creator and extra.Excerpts…
You might be fairly well-liked along with your movies on social media. How and when did all of it begin for you?
I used to work as an leisure reporter and later labored in one other media firm. Whereas I used to be writing for them, I began making movies as nicely for them. We began doing brief format comedy sketch movies. And people actually picked up. As they went viral on the web, I began making movies independently for my very own social media as nicely. After which that picked up. And ever since I’ve been doing this as a full time job. However I’ve all the time needed to be an actor ever since I used to be younger. I additionally participated in theatre in school. I actually, actually loved performing and appearing like one other particular person and being one other character. And that additionally form of mirrored just a little within the content material I used to make. I used to do a variety of character comedy and stuff additionally. And that led me to get this job, this appearing job.
I’ll perpetually credit score my content material and my Instagram and the love that I’ve obtained on the platform for having facilitated this chance coming my manner. It was a totally wild dream and I by no means thought that it will be doable. And that is how I received to grasp it. It’s fully weird and I like it. And I hope that the love that I’ve obtained on social media can also be what I obtain for my work in motion pictures. And now that I’m making an attempt to do extra appearing roles. I hope that the individuals who have cherished me as a content material creator recognize that transition and love me as an actor as nicely. That is my solely hope. And I hope that I can work laborious and I can do justice to all of the love that I obtain.
Your ‘Poo’ video is likely one of the hottest and family members on the market. Which one in keeping with you is your greatest one but and why?
The Poo video was positively certainly one of my most viral movies. I nonetheless get stopped, requested and recognised for it. And I nonetheless get a variety of love for it. I actually loved making that video. It was a variety of enjoyable. It was such a brand new expertise for me as an individual, as a creator to be recognised for it. After which I met Kareena Kapoor Khan not too long ago at an occasion the place I received to make a video along with her. It was very surreal for me. It was a full circle second for me.
I do not know which is my greatest video. I really like the Pintu character that I created. I appreciated the Bigg Boss video that I made. I’ve many favourites. I am unable to choose one.
Have you ever been a film buff in your rising up years? How did the appearing bug chunk you?
I’ve all the time loved watching TV and flicks. Even now I watch virtually the whole lot that comes out on OTT. I devour content material like something. It is just a little little bit of an issue. As a result of then I’m additionally simply sitting and watching all this content material. And never doing extra work. I really like Bollywood. I’ve grown up in Bollywood. I’ve grown up watching Yash Raj’s motion pictures. And I by no means thought that I’d get to be inside these gates of Yash Raj and get to be part of a film being made by Yash Raj. What a grand and what a satisfying expertise it ended up being. I had all the time needed to behave rising up. I cherished being on stage. I used to love singing, dancing, and performing. I all the time thought that I needed to be an actor. However there was no manner for me to understand how. As a result of I used to be in Kanpur. I’ve no connections in Bollywood or within the movie fraternity. I come from a center class household. I haven’t got that form of a background the place a dream or aspiration like this was checked out very significantly. So I selected to go for a barely extra standard profession of changing into a author and a journalist. However then issues panned out the way in which they did. And I’m so grateful for the web. I’m so grateful for social media. As a result of it birthed me. It gave me a possibility to point out myself and current myself and be cherished. That received me this chance to behave. Which I secretly all the time needed. So I’m simply very glad with how issues have labored out.
OTT has modified the way in which we have a look at content material right now. Your ideas…
I’d like to get work as an actor on an OTT platform. I’d like to be a part of very attention-grabbing tales which might be taking place on OTT proper now. I’ve seen some actually superb issues back-to-back very not too long ago. There are ‘Weapons & Gulaabs’, ‘Kalkoot’ and ‘Kohra which might be superb. There are such a lot of new actors being given alternatives. And I simply hope and want that sometime some actually superb audition I’m able to crack. And get a very superb, worthy half in an awesome OTT story. As a result of I really feel just like the time is now. And there are extra alternatives. And I’d like to seize it.
I simply very not too long ago wrapped taking pictures for a present known as ‘Unreal’. I am unable to discuss a lot about it however it’s an adaptation of the American present by the identical title. Other than that, I’m presently auditioning for different issues. I’m hoping to get my subsequent appearing job. I’m additionally very excited for September 22 as a result of that is the day ‘The Nice Indian Household’ might be launched. It is my first ever movie. I am unable to wait to go to the theatre and watch it. I simply hope I do not cringe whereas watching myself within the film. And I hope it is cherished by individuals who watch it. That is all. I’m feeling very optimistic and I’m hoping for the very best.