In 2013, Vaani Kapoor got noticed for her debut performance in ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ but it took her nearly three years to bag another Hindi film, something which did not bother her much.
Post her debut with the Yash Raj-backed romantic-comedy, Vaani featured in the Telugu remake of ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, titled ‘Aaha Kalyanam’ in 2014.
The 28-year-old actress will now be seen in filmmaker Aditya Chopra’s ‘Befikre’, her second Hindi film in three years.
“I never went into a state of overthinking that what will happen, what if I keep waiting at home. That’s because after ‘Shuddh Desi...’ Adi used to have conversations with me and reassure me that he has something in mind and wants me to wait for the right project,” Vaani told.
Not that there were not offers, as the actress says, some projects did come her way but nothing appealed to her.
“I didn’t want to be a part of movies which were offered to me. They didn’t fully satisfy me as an actor, I felt it wasn’t too great or exciting. For me Adi’s words hold a lot of importance. If my mentor is asking me to wait, there must be something good about it.”
So, Vaani began waiting for the right project to land, and in the meanwhile started doing workshops with casting director Shanoo Sharma on a very brief sketch given by Chopra, without “any proper script.”
After “months and months” of auditions, Vaani got a pleasant surprise from Chopra.
“Then one fine day, he said I am directing the movie. I was like ‘really?’ he said, ‘also, you are in it.’ It didn’t hit me then. It took me a lot of time to sink in that I am actually in an Aditya Chopra film.”
‘Befikre’ aims to celebrate love in a carefree, fun filled and impulsive spirit. The teasers and promos are in compete contrast to the kind of cinema Chopra is known to make- ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Mohabbatein’ and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.