Second time’s the charm for Kiara Advani


A lot of factors go into putting together a project for an actor who dedicates several years of his life in preparing for his debut vehicle. While some are lucky enough to strike gold at their very first attempt, some are forced to wait for a couple of years before they finally manage to make an impression. A film revolving around youngsters, based on a topical theme and co-produced by one of the biggest stars around seemed like a promising project on paper. Though debutante Kiara Advani got to play a performance-oriented role in her very first film, ‘Fugly’, apart from garnering some good reviews for her performance, could not do much for her.

Two years later, her second film ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ managed to change her fortunes for good. With the film already crossing the 100 crore (INR 1 Billion) mark at the domestic box-office and her performance being appreciated by the critics and the audiences alike, the petite actress has much to be happy about. Despite a humble screen time in the three hour long biopic that rode on the leading man Sushant Singh Rajput’s shoulders, Kiara managed to leave a mark with her portrayal of Sakshi Dhoni. The vivacious energy and the scorching screen presence that she brought to the fore was there for everyone to see.

Her presence in the film, which lasted for roughly 20 minutes, did more for more than what her full-fledged leading role in ‘Fugly’ could do. The massive success of the film has definitely put her on the map. Though there was a gap of two years between these two films, one would not have to wait for a very long time to see her on the screen as she will be seen performing some heavy duty action sequences in Abbas-Mustan’s next ‘Machine’ that hits the theatres early next year. The film, which is said to be a romantic thriller, also serves as the launch pad for Mustafa, Abbas Burmawala’s son.


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