Actor, writer, and producer, Chitrangda is one popular name in Bollywood who has successfully created a niche for herself in the industry. Recently she was featured on the Filmfare magazine cover where she opened up about her career and how it took a turn from a simple ragging session in the college.
She revealed, “My modelling journey started with a ragging session during my first year in college. We were made to wear our Salwar Kameez inside out, had oil in our hair, had books in a bucket – and were told to do a ramp walk like that. That was officially my first ever modelling audition. Apparently, I did pretty well, and then became a part of the college fashion team.”
She further recalled, “I got to know a few other girls who were into modelling, and decided to get my own portfolio clicked. The photographs got circulated and that’s sort of how I got noticed. Finally, I got an audition for an ad, but was rejected. Fortunately, Gulzar Sahab saw that audition, and I ended up in his music video called Sunset Point, that Meghna, his daughter, was producing. Then, someone ended up noticing me in that particular video and that’s how I got the audition for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.”
When questioned about what are the key points for her when it comes to signing a project, she added, “For me, it has to be the director, hands down. What is written on paper vs how that is translated on screen – the director is the person standing between them, and even though the role matters too to an extent, the director is the most important factor for me.”
The actress also said that she would love to collaborate with filmmaker Sudhir Mishra in a heartbeat. Besides, she also enjoyed working with Vishal Bharadwaj, Aanand L Rai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and other big names in the industry.