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Vaani Kapoor's 2-year wait pays off; bags Aditya Chopra's BEFIKRE with Ranveer Singh

October 12, 2015 4:21:09 PM IST
By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
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Just a couple of months back we had reported that Aditya Chopra would be coming to SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE actress Vaani Kapoor's rescue, who seemed to be down and out after her first film. And now as the project has been officially announced with Ranveer Singh as the lead actor, it is also confirmed that Vaani will star opposite him.


The way BEFIKRE team revealed about Ranveer's name through a video (wherein the actor himself revealed this news and took us down the memory lane on his journey with YRF), Vaani too shared a video announcing about her casting in Adi's upcoming next with absolute delight. Seated in the casting department of Yash Raj Studios, Vaani began clarifying about her two-year gap. Just like us Vaani too expected the offers to flood her way or the filmmakers making a beeline to sign her, especially when she swept away all the awards for SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE. Vaani almost got emotional talking about her two year gap in the video, “It's been two years since my first movie came out and these years have been quite tough. After winning most of the promising awards that year I somehow expected the offers to flood in. Clearly things didn't really fall into the place.”

However, Vaani didn't lose her heart or went sulking. She further disclosed how she patiently waited for a year as per Adi's advice. “Adi (Aditya Chopra) met me around at that time and shared his undoubted belief in my potential. And that time he even asked me, if ever I had faith in myself, then I should just wait for the right project. So, I waited and waited. And when this waiting turned into a year, people started speculating whether my career would fade even before it began. But after some time Adi called me saying that he is penning down a script which will be directed by someone else. And that he wants me to do a workshop.”

Vaani was put through an intensive training for six months at a stretch. “After whole long year wait, I was put on to these intensive auditioning with Shanu (Sharma, the casting director of YRF), wherein I had to prepare my English movie scene and one English song every week. This whole process went through for six months. Soon after this I was called in again by Adi, wherein he sat me down and told me that I was already in this movie. And that he will directing it instead of someone else.”

While for Ranveer it was a déjà vu moment as he yet again cried after bagging Adi's BEFIKRE (something that had happened during BAND BAAJA BAARAAT time as well), Vaani went totally blank with sheer happiness. “I had no idea whether I should start jumping around there or just break down there and start crying or keep myself composed. And quiet honestly I don't even think that has completely sunk in yet but I am so glad that my faith in myself and in Adi and his faith back in me got me my dream.”

On a concluding note Vaani gave a piece of advice to all the aspirants saying, “For all of you who sometimes think of giving up or giving to what others have to say, just  hold on to your dream and watch it come alive. Just like mine did.”

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