Vaani Kapoor is excited about her movie Shamshera, where she will be seen sharing screen space with Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. In an interview with Filmfare, Vaani Kapoor talks about Shamshera and how her life has changed after Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.
What was your experience working on YRF’s Shamshera?
I have never been in a movie like this before. I’ve never had a director like Karan Malhotra before and I’ve never had a co-star like Ranbir Kapoor before. They all give me a unique experience. I am learning from the best. Subconsciously, I am observing and inducting. There are so many different thought processes and methods that are infused. There’s so much that is rubbing off on me as an artist and as an individual, that I’m taking advantage of and soaking in it all.
What do you love about director Karan Malhotra?He is the one who will push your limits. I want to test my limits as an actor. And the fact that I had the best of the best, literally. I couldn’t ask for better. I like working hard. I feel, if I hadn’t worked hard, I wouldn’t have delivered. If a director is expecting me beyond what I’m expecting, what does a film entail as a hard worker, as an actor and artist, I feel is fine. I am in safe hands. Because he (Karan) knows if I relax, he will pull me up. That, oddly enough, was a thrill for me, and I enjoyed it.
How has your life changed after Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui?
What I can see and feel is the audience’s emotions. It motivates me to do better and do more. I just hope that I get that chance, and when I get that chance, I know I’ll try and give 1000% more to it. I’m trying to challenge myself as an actor with every project.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui was critically acclaimed but was not successful at the box office.
I was very disappointed that Chandigarh didn’t hit that box office. Yes, it received love from our critics, but it shook our confidence. I was thinking, should I try something that everyone loves and is a tried and tested recipe? At the end of the day, it’s all about the business. You have to make money. Things have become too selective. And it’s scary to try something new. And if you don’t try something new, it gets boring. It is a very difficult situation that we are in. But you can’t make an average movie. You have to do something that exceeds the expectations of the audience, that just makes us work harder. I think it’s a combination of all three.