Though the lady is battling a bad throat her tone is as chirpy as her on-screen characters. In a quick interview, the publicist- turned- actor talks work, acting and money. Read on:
Finally! at home
As many know, I never aimed to become an actor. It just happened to me. Now, I have realised that acting is what keeps me truly happy. Looking back, I don’t think I was fit for the routine office job. I used to sing in office, make a lot of noise and never thought about anything logically. My colleagues felt that I just didn’t have the sophistication required for the executive level (laughs out aloud).
As an actor, I am really spontaneous. I do what my director tells me to do. Frankly, I don’t believe in method acting. Nor do I observe other actors intently or watch too many films. I think doing all of that takes away your originality. I like to use my own brain and instincts. Yes, my education has helped me in the sense that I am very pro homework and disciplined. I prefer doing some research on my character, setting, situation, etc.
I am a very laidback person. I love my work, and money is something that’s not on my mind 24x7. Thankfully, I have enough and more to fulfill my present needs. Yes, I am ambitious and want to own a house and a car but there’s no hurry. I firmly believe that money should come over a period of time. It’s fun when people talk about my remuneration though (laughs).
Beyond the camera
Honestly, I am a lazy person. But I am very enthusiastic. I am not at all athletic or aggressive like Zoya of Ishaqzaade. When it comes to clothes, I am most comfortable in ganji, tees and denims. Food and music are two things that interest me. I love eating pizzas above anything else and enjoy singing. In fact, everyone in my khandaan loves to croon. Priyanka (Priyanka Chopra) is a huge inspiration for me. Like her, I want to carve my own identity with my talent, hard work and professionalism. It will be great to hear that both the Chopra sisters are equally good actors.