Vaani Kapoor feels 'Befikre' debacle was because of her

Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 10:29 IST | Sonil Dedhia |

After a relatively pale response to Aditya Chopra romance, 'Befikre', which starred Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in the lead, Vaani admits that casting her was a risk

Vaani Kapoor
Vaani Kapoor

Vaani While most celebrity makeovers are often celebrated, even upheld by the masses, Vaani Kapoor's transformation from the shy desi girl in 'Shuddh Desi Romance' to the size-zero bold Shyra in Aditya Chopra's 'Befikre' wasn't appreciated by her fans. While a few criticised that she'd grown way too thin to be considered healthy, others insisted that the gorgeous-looking actress had lost her charm. What further didn't work in the actress's favour was the lukewarm reception 'Befikre', received.

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Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra

The actress however doesn't shy away from taking the responsibility for the performance of the film, and believes that the story, which revolved around modern day relationships and casual hook-ups, is still ahead of its time. "I know that the film has got polarised reviews. It will get its due in the coming years," she says, further adding, "I have always felt that I was the biggest risk factor and the biggest bet for 'Befikre' because everyone else in the team had achieved something and have already proven their worth in their respective fields. I was the new face who stood a chance to be accepted or not.

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a still from Befikre
A still from 'Befikre'

Aditya didn't go with the obvious choice and cast me, so somewhere I felt that if there was anything that didn't work, it was probably me." Ask her if she is like her on-screen avatar personally, and she says, "I'm not into casual dating. I'd like to meet a person before taking things forward, but I feel relieved after playing the role since a part of you subconsciously becomes the person."

Vaani was on the judges' panel at the recently-concluded Elle Graduates 2017 fashion event. Talking about judging a fashion competition, she says, "I am not a fashionista. My judgment came from the perspective of a normal girl."

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