Yash Raj’s discovery Vaani Kapoor has taken the industry by surprise through her choice of films and characters. She has shown that she is willing to wait it out to pick the films that she would like to be a part of. She is comfortable not being part of a race to quickly reach the top. But interestingly, she has worked with the biggest actors of this country like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, and Hrithik Roshan and is now going to work with Akshay Kumar.
Vaani, who's next two films are both big-ticket theatricals like 'Shamshera' opposite Ranbir and Bellbottom opposite Akshay, says she would love to do a biopic and her choice for the same is the astronaut Kalpana Chawla! “Kalpana Chawla is a huge role model for women around the world and anyone who has ever dreamt of being an astronaut. She’s an inspiration and her story is definitely the one to be celebrated and told. I would really, really want to play her on-screen, it’ll be an absolute honour." says the actress who was last seen in WAR shaking a leg with Hrithik Roshan.
Vaani seems to be making her intent clear to do a project that was once rumoured to be looking for Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone to helm the affairs. The actress feels she would love to take the risk as an artist and try her hand at doing the biopic and also experiment with several genres in her career span.
“I’ve tried to pick the best from what came my way and it feels amazing to have worked with some of the best in the industry. I have been able to get opportunities for roles so distinctive. From a small-town girl Tara in 'Shudh Desi Romance' to a girl who’s French in 'Befikre', to an independent single mother in 'War', to a completely different era in Shamshera, it’s been pretty good. However, there are many more films one desires to be part of, genres like action, comedy, rom coms, drama, suspense, thriller, all and many more versatile roles to discover,” she says.
A picture of Ranbir Kapoor with rippling muscles from the film Shamshera was leaked a few days ago by one of his fan clubs on social media and now the pictures have gone viral with the fans ecstatic about his body transformation for the role. The rugged bearded look with a weird looking left eyebrow of RK Junior has also put fans in a tizzy. Ask Ranbir’s co-star from Shamshera Vaani Kapoor, and she chuckles, “Ranbir’s look has been leaked not mine.”
Talking about Shamshera the actress says, “It is a different kind of a film. The director Karan has visualised his characters very differently. It is a new experience for me and hence I am very excited,” says the actress.
Despite not being a trained dancer, Vaani’s prowess in dancing is exemplary. She reveals how hard she had to work on herself to get to this level of dancing.
“I enjoy dancing but yes really didn’t have any sort of expertise in any of the dance forms. So, it did require many hours of rehearsals especially for dance sequences in Befikre. I have given around 8 hours (sometimes more) to rehearsals to get the dance sequence in ‘Love is a Dare’ right. Thankfully it translated well on screen. People have always appreciated me for my dancing and I’m thankful to them for their love. They hugely motivate me to do better and push myself that much harder,” she says.