Kriti Sanon, the multifaceted actress who made her acting debut in ‘Heropanti’ opposite Tiger Shroff, has carved out a name for herself in the industry. The National Award for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in the Laxman Utekar film ‘Mimi’ is the latest honour she has received.
In Mimi, she performed the role of a surrogate mother for the uninitiated. The 69th National Film Awards were held yesterday in Delhi, and the best actress prize was shared by Kriti Sanon and Alia Bhatt for their roles in Mimi and Gangubai Kathiawadi, respectively.
What distinguishes this success is Kriti Sanon’s transforming effort in presenting her character realistically. The actress frankly described her experience in an Instagram video, giving light on the significant weight gain she embraced to effectively represent her character. Sanon claimed that she purposefully gained 15 kilogrammes for her role in “Mimi,” a process that proved difficult due to unexpected hurdles.
Putting on this much weight in just three months was no easy task. Kriti Sanon revealed that this technique required her to entirely discontinue her fitness programme, including yoga, for the duration of the three-month time. This break had an effect on her stamina and suppleness, which she worked hard to regain.
The actress demonstrated her commitment to lose the weight she had gained in an Instagram video. The video showed her working out hard and doing yoga in preparation for her role in the song “Param Sundari.” This display of dedication not only emphasises her professionalism, but also serves as an example to both her admirers and peers.
Kriti Sanon’s passion goes beyond her physical makeover. She revealed that filmmaker Laxman Utekar intended for her character’s face to have the appearance of pregnancy. To accomplish this, the actress adopted a diet that included eating burgers and pizza. Despite the difficulties, Sanon’s dedication to authenticity demonstrates the extent she went to become immersed in her character.
Kriti added that all of her efforts to nail her role in the film paid off when she saw herself on screen. She appeared to be pregnant after gaining so much weight, which aided her performance in the role.
Mimi is a remake of the 2011 Marathi film ‘Mala Aai Vhhacychy’. Pankaj Tripathi, Supriya Pathak, Manoj Pahwa, and Sai Tamhankar also give outstanding performances. Pankaj Tripathi won the 69th National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film.
In addition to the National Award, “Mimi” received three Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.
This multi-dimensional success is a credit to the entire cast and crew’s passion, commitment, and expertise, particularly Kriti Sanon, whose transforming journey for the role represents a significant milestone in her acting career.