Saturday, 27 November 2021

Don’t Like Energy at Award Shows: Vaani Kapoor

Mumbai: Actress Vaani Kapoor finds award functions “rehearsed”, and she doesn’t like the energy there. She opened up on award functions, her relationship rules and career in an interview by Anil Thakraney for Vogue India’s December 2016 issue, which will be available on the stands from December 3, read a statement.  “I don’t like the energy at award shows. It’s rehearsed and everybody is just focused on themselves and nobody wants to genuinely applaud for anyone else. People aren’t even listening if someone is giving a speech on stage,” said Vaani, who bagged a few befikreawards for her work in her debut film “Shuddh Desi Romance”. Talking about her role in “Shuddh Desi Romance”, which also featured actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra, Vaani said she was told that her role in it would be a “parallel lead”. “I was never told it was a second lead. I was told it’s a parallel lead, but I was in one-fourth of the film. It’s not the movie you want to begin with, but it was the best I had at that point of time. And it was Yash Raj Films, so I knew I was in safe hands.” “So yes, it wasn’t my dream debut but I don’t regret it. Adi (filmmaker Aditya Chopra) noticed my work in ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and that’s how I got ‘Befikre’,” she said. “Befikre” will hit the screens on December 9, 2016 — three years after her debut film released. Vaani said “the wait was frustrating”.  “I wish this (‘Befikre’) had happened earlier. I was living alone, with no family and friends. When you feel low and down, you don’t know whom to talk to and go out with. I didn’t have anyone I could depend on that way,” she said. Talking about her personal life, she said that she doesn’t believe in “casual dating” and would rather be in a “proper relationship”. “In Mumbai, I don’t know many people. I only know colleagues. And I’m wary of dating actors. Loyalty is very important to me,” the 28-year-old said. When it comes to her career, she wants it all. “I want to be part of the best movies that are being made, and to work with the best directors. Otherwise, I will just pack up and leave. I am open to starting all over again. Right now my ambition is to have a home of my own in Mumbai, to do things for my family, to give back. They have done a lot for me. I don’t want to end up being dependent on anyone,” she said. “Even if I’m here for just three more years, I’ll do a good job. No point being around for 10 years and doing crappy films,” Vaani added.

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