"Sidharth Malhotra is quite cracked" : Shraddha Kapoor
You have paired up with Sidharth Malhotra in upcoming film Ek Villain. How is he as a co-star?
I thought he (Sidharth Malhotra) is a very shy and reserved person. But I have seen his mad side which comes out at times. I have also seen his angry side coming out on screen. Off screen he is very calm and collected, but a little bit in the mood and he is quite cracked also. So it was great working with him.
Your kissing scene with Sidharth in the film has become the talk of the town. How do you react to that?
I don't know what's a big deal about two characters, who are supposed to be in love, kissing on screen.
Did you always want to be an actress?
Yes. Since I was a child, all I wanted was to grow up and become a heroine. However, at one point of my growing years, I did try to think myself as an air-hostess or a psychiatrist. But in vain.
Unlike many of your contemporaries, you did not taste stardom with your first film (Teen Patti, 2010) itself. It must have been tough times for you?
There was a sense of failure. I was scared and heartbroken. But my mom (Shivangi Kolhapure) dragged me out of that state and in some time Luv Ka The End (2011) happened. And in two years, there was Aashiqui 2 that changed my life for ever.
Coming to other things, what kind of clothes you like to wear?
I love Indian dresses the most because I find them the most flattering garments that an Indian woman can wear. In fact, Indian dresses make any woman from any country look beautiful.
Do you have a good Indian collection as we mostly see you in western wear?
I have a budding Indian collection. One by one I am collecting my Indian wear and hopefully one day, I will have a satisfying collection.
Do you have fascination for jewellery?
I love pearls - in earrings, neck pieces, rings, bangles, watch, anything.
How do you maintain the glow on your face?
I drink a lot of water and try to eat different, different fruits. Also I maintain a balanced diet.
How do you juggle so many assignments together?
It's all about time management. For me, time is money and everyone should respect time. However, at times, it does require a lot of running around. But I am happy with what's happening in my life at present.
How are you responding to the changing times?
Right now every day and every minute and every hour are very new for me and I just want to keep my mind open to everything that is coming my way.
What keeps you going?
When you have the support of the people who believe in you, it become a whole lot more encouraging and you want to strive for your best.
(Posted on 25-05-2014)