Kirti Kulhari: ‘Working in a Four More Shots Please! has been very liberating’

Debarati Palit Singh
Sunday, 12 April 2020

Actor Kirti Kulhari explains the feeling of working in a project like Four More Shots Please and how she defines feminism.

Kirti Kulhari believes that it’s very liberating to work on a story which isn’t judgemental about women or their actions. 

“It gave me a chance to refresh my own ideologies, beliefs, judgements and the way I see people and the world around me. That’s the reason I wanted to be a part of the show. I realised that it’s saying a lot. It’s reaching out to all those women who are not even aware that this kind of world exists. So, it’s a show I feel so attached to. And I am also grateful to the makers for doing what they are doing and saying so much,” says the actress while promoting Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots Please Season 2, which will start streaming from April 17. 

The audience liked the first season, and there is a lot of buzz around the second one too. She adds that it’s been a real journey for her because she has learnt a lot and is still doing so.

“I am excited and looking forward to seeing how people will react to it because a lot is happening in this season,” she says. 

Nupur Asthana directs the second season. 

Kirti says that collaborating with Bani J, Sayani Gupta and Maanvi Gagroo was more fun in the second season. 

“We all know each other, and so does the team. We are in this together, but it wasn’t all hunky-dory all the time. We had our differences, issues, but today, we are stronger than ever, and that matters the most. We had our own journeys offscreen too. We learned things about each other and today; we are so good with each other,” she says. 

The series is about women and feminism. So, how does she define feminism? “It’s about equality of everything. The equality of freedom and freedom of choice sum up feminism for me. We are fighting for equal chance and opportunity, to live our lives the way we want to, make our own mistakes,” she shares.

Kirti believes actors bring a lot of their own experiences while playing characters. “That’s a given for an actor,” she says, adding, “You basically use everything you have experienced, observed around you and people you know. If there is something that you are doing that you have never experienced before or someone around you hasn’t, you find a way to experience it within the script. But you have to enact those moments with complete conviction.”

2019 was a busy and exciting year for her with the success of Four More Shots Please, Uri, Bard of Blood and Mission Mangal. She says that she is equally busy this year as she will be seen in the official Hindi remake of Girl on the Train, a short film titled Charu, an indie web film and a webseries.

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