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Why Vaani Kapoor hates award shows

Actress says she finds the events too ‘rehearsed’ and that she does not like the energy

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Actress Vaani Kapoor

Actress Vaani Kapoor has expressed her dislike of award shows and how inauthentic they feel.

“I don’t like the energy at award shows. It’s rehearsed and everybody is just focused on themselves and nobody wants to genuinely applaud for anyone else. People aren’t even listening if someone is giving a speech on stage,” said Kapoor, who won awards for her debut film Shuddh Desi Romance.

The actress was talking about relationship rules and her career in a interview for Vogue India’s December issue.

About her role in Shuddh Desi Romance, which also featured actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra, Kapoor said she was told that her role would be a “parallel lead”.

“I was never told it was a second lead... I was in one-fourth of the film. It’s not the movie you want to begin with, but it was the best I had at that point of time. And it was Yash Raj Films, so I knew I was in safe hands,” she said.

“So yes, it wasn’t my dream debut but I don’t regret it. Adi [filmmaker Aditya Chopra] noticed my work in Shuddh Desi Romance and that’s how I got Befikre,” she said.

Befikre, which will release in the UAE on December 8, is only her second film since her debut three years ago.

“I wish [Befikre] had happened earlier. I was living alone, with no family and friends. When you feel low and down, you don’t know whom to talk to and go out with. I didn’t have anyone I could depend on that way,” she said.

Talking about her love life, she said that she doesn’t believe in casual dating and would rather be in a solid relationship.

“In Mumbai, I don’t know many people. I only know colleagues. And I’m wary of dating actors. Loyalty is very important to me,” the 28-year-old said.

When it comes to her career, she wants it all.

“I want to be part of the best movies that are being made, and to work with the best directors. Otherwise, I will just pack up and leave. I am open to starting all over again. Right now my ambition is to have a home of my own in Mumbai, to do things for my family, to give back. They have done a lot for me. I don’t want to end up being dependent on anyone,” Kapoor said.

“Even if I’m here for just three more years, I’ll do a good job. No point being around for 10 years and doing crappy films,” Kapoor added.