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It was Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 that made Shraddha Kapoor an overnight star. But not many know that it was the 2010 film Teen Patti with which Shraddha made her Bollywood debut. In the last few years, Shraddha has become a popular star. From Baaghi to ABCD 2 to Stree to Chhichhore, the 32-year-old actress has given innumerable hits in Bollywood.
At India Today Mind Rocks Delhi 2019, Shraddha Kapoor opened up on acting, Chhichhore and her co-stars in a session titled Bollywood’s favourite Stree : On movies, masti and men.
ON WHAT’S NEXT
I’m shooting for Baaghi 3. Tiger Shroff and I reunite after Baaghi. I hope everyone likes the film when it’s released.
ON FIGHTING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
I am just trying. We all are trying to make a difference. I love the environment, and I want to try to be a better person for the environment. I hope the government also feels pressurised to do something, I hope our voices reach them.
ON WORKING WITH BIG B IN TEEN PATTI
Meri pehli film hai Teen Patti, and usmein mujhe mauka mila to work with Big B. He is such a big legend. Unke saath kaam karke pata chala ki why he is such a big legend. Set pe kaise passion ke saath kaam ko approach karte the. Main kaafi chhoti thi, and darri hui thi. Bol bhi nai paati thi unke saamne.
ON LEARNING ACTING
Ghar pe dad the (Shakti Kapoor), maasi thi (Padmani Kolhapuri) – ek school sa bann gaya. Koshish hai ki I can be little bit like them. I think jab main chhoti thi toh dad ko dekhti thi shoot pe jaate hue bina mooch ke and vaapis aate hue mooch ke saath aate the. Then he used to pull out his beard and moustcahe. Tabhi se fascination ho gaya tha that you can play many charcaters in life. If the audience gives you that love and opportunity to work.
ON BEING A CHHICHHORI
When I was in school, I did something and I was caught for that. I don’t encourage anyone to do it. I cheated in my exams, I was caught, and they found all my chits. I was not a big chhichhori.
ON TIGER SHROFF
Tiger is very very dear to me. We all know that he is harworking. Jis tarah ka wo action karte hai, it’s too good.
ON VARUN DHAWAN
We are doing Street Dancer 3D. We have just wrapped up the shooting of the film. Hope that all of you will watch it and love it.
ON SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT
He did a great job in Chhichhore. It was fun working with him. He is very curious, especially about universe and he reads a lot of books. He is very interesting to have a convesation with.
ON RAJKUMMAR RAO
He learnt stitching for Stree. He is a fabulous actor.
ON FARHAN AKHTAR
I have admired him as an actor, singer, director. Jab Rock On!!! dekhi thi, pata nahi aisa ajeeb sa feel hua ki jab Rock On!! 2 banayenge toh I will be a part of it.
In pictures: Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanya Malhotra at Chhichhore screening in Andheri
(Provided by Mid-Day)