She ventured into Bollywood in 2013 with Yash Raj Films’ “Shuddh Desi Romance” and now, three years later, has bagged a film directed by Aditya Chopra. Actress Vaani Kapoor says that she does get nervous about her movies doing well or not, but added that it’s this nervousness that ensures she does not become over confident.
“I stress, worry, get nervous and I start to over-think about a lot of things, but I think a little bit of doubt and nervousness always keeps me on my feet. Strangely, I feel that it is a good thing. It always gets me through… It (nervousness) will never let me be over-confident in my life,” Vaani told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
Before venturing into Bollywood, Vaani worked as a model, though the actress says “a part of me always wanted to be an actor”.
“Modelling is something I couldn’t see as my forte or something that I would do for the rest of my life. It just says that it is a step closer to where I want to be, which was acting. So I thought if there’s ever a chance… I was very clear in my head that I am going to make the most of it and work hard towards it,” said Vaani.
Does she think her modelling career helped her to get into Bollywood’
“Yeah, because Shanoo Sharma told me that they did like my photographs. They short-listed my photographs and initially called me for a meeting and that’s how it happened because I was modelling,” said the 28-year-old actress.
Vaani added: “There are such pretty faces and so many more talents and people with more potential, but they never get their chance because they are not at the right place at the right time.”
So what kept Vaani away from the silver screen for three years’
“I was doing my auditions for Shanoo Sharma. She used to audition me every week…Then I also (did) some acting workshops because I was never trained in acting and I thought this is the best time I could focus on acting and other skills that are required,” she said.
The actress also confided that she told Aditya Chopra that, while she wasn’t shooting, she could assist someone on the sets so that she could learn something.
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By Durga Chakravarty