Bachchhan Paandey comes as a refreshing change of pace for Kriti Sanon. From Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) to Luka Chuppi (2019) and Mimi (2021), the actor has played more than her share of small-town characters in the recent past. “In Bachchhan Paandey, I am playing an urban girl after a long time. She is a go-getter who wants to make a [biopic], and chooses a dangerous guy as the subject,” she says. The actioner, featuring Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arshad Warsi, has been helmed by Farhad Samji.
A still from the film
Besides being drawn to her character’s “fierce” streak, Sanon says it was a conscious move to give her nod to the movie. After her spate of small-town films, she feared being pigeon-holed. “It’s easy to get typecast. Post Bareilly Ki Barfi, there was a time when most films that came my way were set in small towns. They all belonged to a similar genre. Now, it’s nice to have reached a point where [filmmakers] come and ask me what kind of film I want to do.”