Content material creator-turned-actor Srishti Dixit has entertained her followers on social media with some very humorous and quirky movies. Her all time standard ‘Poo’ video had gone viral on the web. She is now all set to make her huge 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’re fairly standard together 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 properly 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 properly. After which that picked up. And ever since I’ve been doing this as a full time job. However I’ve at all times wished to be an actor ever since I used to be younger. I additionally participated in theatre in faculty. I actually, actually loved performing and appearing like one other particular person and being one other character. And that additionally form of mirrored a little bit within the content material I used to make. I used to do numerous character comedy and stuff additionally. And that led me to get this job, this appearing job.
I’ll ceaselessly 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 could be doable. And that is how I bought to grasp it. It’s utterly weird and I find it irresistible. And I hope that the love that I’ve obtained on social media can be what I obtain for my work in films. And now that I’m making an attempt to do extra appearing roles. I hope that the individuals who have beloved me as a content material creator admire that transition and love me as an actor as properly. That is my solely hope. And I hope that I can work exhausting 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 response to you is your greatest one but and why?
The Poo video was positively considered one of my most viral movies. I nonetheless get stopped, requested and recognised for it. And I nonetheless get numerous love for it. I actually loved making that video. It was numerous 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 bought to make a video together 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 like the Pintu character that I created. I favored the Bigg Boss video that I made. I’ve many favourites. I am unable to decide one.
Have you ever been a film buff in your rising up years? How did the appearing bug chew you?
I’ve at all times loved watching TV and films. Even now I watch virtually every thing that comes out on OTT. I eat content material like something. It is a little bit 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 like Bollywood. I’ve grown up in Bollywood. I’ve grown up watching Yash Raj’s films. And I by no means thought that I might 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 at all times wished to behave rising up. I beloved being on stage. I used to love singing, dancing, and performing. I at all times thought that I wished to be an actor. However there was no manner for me to know the way. 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 typical 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 beloved. That bought me this chance to behave. Which I secretly at all times wished. So I’m simply very glad with how issues have labored out.

OTT has modified the way in which we take a look at content material immediately. Your ideas…
I might like to get work as an actor on an OTT platform. I might like to be a part of very fascinating tales which are occurring on OTT proper now. I’ve seen some actually wonderful issues back-to-back very not too long ago. There are ‘Weapons & Gulaabs’, ‘Kalkoot’ and ‘Kohra which are wonderful. There are such a lot of new actors being given alternatives. And I simply hope and want that sometime some actually wonderful audition I’m able to crack. And get a extremely wonderful, worthy half in an ideal OTT story. As a result of I really feel just like the time is now. And there are extra alternatives. And I might like to seize it.
What’s subsequent?
I simply very not too long ago wrapped taking pictures for a present known as ‘Unreal’. I am unable to speak a lot about it however it’s an adaptation of the American present by the identical title. Aside from that, I’m at the moment auditioning for different issues. I hope 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’ can 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 beloved by individuals who watch it. That is all. I’m feeling very optimistic and I hope for the most effective.