Actress Kirti Kulhari, who will soon be seen in "Rise Of The Zombie", feels introducing a new genre to modern-day audiences is challenging as they are bound to reject anything they find mediocre.
"The youth are very smart today and are exposed to world cinema, which is why they want to see good cinema. They will reject anything and everything that they find mediocre," Kirti told IANS on phone
"Rise Of The Zombie" tells the story of Neil Parker (played by Luke Kenny), who is a passionate wildlife photographer and pays more attention to wildlife than his human life. As a result his relationships with the real world suffer. When his girlfriend walks out on him he resigns himself to isolation and nature. But a chance occurrence changes everything.
Directed by Luke and Devaki Singh, it is the first ever film of zombie genre in India and Kirti admits it indeed puts pressure on the team.
"There is a lot of burden and responsibility as we are introducing a new concept to people. We just hope that we introduce it in the right way, success and failure comes later," said Kirti.
"The sensibilities of the audience are very international today and it is important to live up to their standards," she added.
The actress came into the limelight with the 2010 film "Khichdi: The Movie", which was the big screen adaptation of popular TV sitcom "Khichdi".
She was later seen in Bejoy Nambiar's "Shaitan", which helped her garner critical accolades from all corners. Though Kirti admits that her progress on the big screen is slow, she is keen to make it to the list of A-grade actors.
"I have done as many as six films so far but only a few have seen the light of the day. I would say my journey has so far been slow but creatively satisfying as I take everything in a positive way," said the 27-year-old theatre enthusiast.
"I have tried to select different roles so far and given my 100 percent to everything that I have done. I would definitely want to make it to the list of A-grade actors. I am positive as I believe everything happens at the right time," she added.
Other films in Kirti's kitty are "Jal", "Sooper Se Oopar" and "Single Chal Riya Hun".