Actor Kirti Kulhari who made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with Khichdi: The Movie has been a part of many successful bollywood projects like Pink, Mission Mangal and Uri: The Surgical Strike. However the path to success was not so easy.
Kriti recently got candid about the lowest phase of her professional as well as personal life. She confessed that she was once dropped from a south film several years ago when she was at the lowest point in her life. She said that she felt like ‘it’s the end’.
“There was one time that I specifically remember where I was just losing everything. It was around 2009. I had bagged a south Indian film and it so happened that in my personal life, I was going through the worst time I have ever had in my life. I was going through depression. I remember when that was happening and I got this film, I went for a photo shoot for the film. After I came back from it, these guys never called me to come and shoot with them.” She said.
“I was replaced. I didn’t realise it then. I don’t know if I was looking like s**t but I was just so not in my elements that I guess people could just see it. I was just replaced overnight. That, in addition to what I was going through personally, just shook me up in a way… It first made me feel like it’s the end. Like, there is no coming out of this and I am going to stay here, and this is what my life is going to be. It was that scary,” she added
Kirti said that once her mental health began improving, she ‘start(ed) seeing light’. She added that the incident put her on a path of self-healing and spirituality.