Shrad­dha Kapoor GIRL NEXT DOOR

Wow... how good does Shrad­dha Kapoor look?! As part of our real-girl is­sue, we asked our lovely cov­er­girl to speak with Cosmo girls and re­veal all about be­ing a celebrity, her per­sonal style, and Mr Per­fect!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - COSMO INTERVIEW - Pho­to­graphs by Vishesh Verma

Shrad­dha Kapoor is hon­est, friendly, and very fit-bod­ied, but more than any­thing else, she’s fo­cused. Even as a lit­tle girl, the now 24-year-old had her ca­reer planned. “Act­ing was the one thing that fas­ci­nated me while grow­ing up,” she tells Cosmo in an earnest, chummy man­ner that in­stantly makes her like­able. “See­ing my fa­ther and aunt (she is the daugh­ter of ac­tor Shakti Kapoor and niece of Pad­mini Kol­ha­puri), I was al­ways in­trigued. And I wanted to do just the same.” Given how well Aashiqui 2 did at the box of­fice, it’s clear Shrad­dha’s dreams are mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion. Still giddy from the suc­cess, we asked our cov­er­girl to take on ques­tions from Cosmo read­ers, an­swer­ing their most press­ing ques­tions!

What’s best about be­ing an ac­tor? —Fal­guni Bhatt, 21

“The abil­ity to be a part of so many dif­fer­ent worlds and have such di­verse ex­pe­ri­ences at one time.”

What do you con­sider be­fore sign­ing a movie? —Har­leen Kaur, 20

“There is no par­tic­u­lar strat­egy. So early in my ca­reer, I don’t want to be fussy about want­ing ‘cer­tain’ only, so I am open to ex­per­i­ment. When­ever I read a script, it just needs to feel right. The only thing I am par­tic­u­lar about is the story and if my

char­ac­ter has an in­ter­est­ing part to play. For me, films are all about telling in­ter­est­ing sto­ries, and if I feel that my role will be able to con­trib­ute to­wards that, and I’m able to re­late to the char­ac­ter, I’m happy to take it on.”

Has your life changed af­ter be­com­ing fa­mous?

—Lavleen Dhan­jal, 20

“Not en­tirely. Things are pretty much the way they were. I’m very aso­cial, so I don’t re­ally go out that much, so not a lot has changed there. But yes, in terms of get­ting ac­co­lades for my work and peo­ple recog­nis­ing me, it has in­creased man­i­folds. I’m re­ally happy with this change.”

Does the at­ten­tion ever frighten you?

—San­she Bha­tia, 20

“Not re­ally. It feels nice when peo­ple come up to you and tell you that they loved your movie and your char­ac­ter. That’s a high that’s dif­fi­cult to match.”

Do you ever have ‘no con­fi­dence’ days?

—Sanya Ba­tra, 21

“Yes! There are days when you don’t feel so great about your­self. But on days like those, the key is to be­lieve in your­self and re­mind your­self that in the end, ev­ery­thing will be al­right.”

How does it feel when the me­dia crit­i­cises you for some­thing?

—Sm­riti Pandey, 19

“Hon­estly, it doesn’t af­fect me much. Of course, I feel bad for a bit, but then I tell my­self that this is what comes with be­ing in the lime­light.”

Do you mind be­ing in pic­tures where you’re not wear­ing make-up?

—Stuti Mata, 21

“No, it doesn’t bother me one bit! In fact, I have many pho­to­graphs where

I’m not wear­ing any make-up in pub­lic. I feel that if you’re happy from within, it shows on your face. And, if you’re not, no amount of make-up can cover that up.”

Tell us about your per­sonal style and your favourite de­sign­ers?

—Anahita Nigam, 20

“Hon­estly, I don’t think I’m very stylish. I have no no­tions of be­ing a trend­set­ter. I sim­ply like be­ing com­fort­able, and don’t re­ally be­lieve in fol­low­ing trends. You’ll of­ten see me in a pair of jeans and a tee. My favourite de­sign­ers vary from Man­ish Malhotra and Sabyasachi to Chanel.”

What are the qual­i­ties you look for in a part­ner?

—Sukriti Luthra, 21

“While I don’t have a men­tal list, it would be nice if he could be ad­ven­tur­ous and have a silly sense of hu­mour.”

Satin-silk crop top and em­broi­dered trousers, both Sailex; pearl and chain de­tail-brooch),


Sheer de­tail se­quined top, Nam­rata Jo­shipura; high­waisted shorts, Gau­rav & Ri­tika; chain-in­ter­link necklace and beaten gold

col­lar, both Sap­phire; leather clutch, Tod’s; t-strap wedges, Shoesone at


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