With “Befikre”, Aditya is returning to the director’s chair after seven years. After the announcement of Ranveer as the lead actor of the film, details of the female lead were much awaited.
Now Vaani has been unveiled as the lead in the almost three-minute long online video, which opens with a line “Introducing the LEAD ACTRESS of Aditya Chopra’s #Befikre Those Who Dare to Love”.
Looking casual in a striped red shirt and a pair of ripped jeans, Vani initiates the conversation with viewers and talks about the Yash Raj office.
“In case you are wondering where I am, this is the Yash Raj office, which literally has been my home for the last two years. It’s been two years since my first film came out,” Vaani, who made her acting debut with “Shuddh Desi Romance” in 2013, said in the video.
“After winning most of the promising awards for that film, I somehow expected office to flood it. Clearly, things didn’t fall into place. That time, Adi (Aditya) met me and shared his undoubted belief in my potential and he even asked me if I had faith in myself so wait for the right project. So, I waited. These waitings months turned into a whole year,” she added.
Vaani said during that period, “people speculating whether my career would fail even before it began”.
“After sometime Adi (Aditya) called me and said, ‘I am penning down a script which will be directed by someone else. I want you to workshop for it’. I had to prepare an English movie song and a scene every week. This process went on for six months,” she said.
“Soon after, I was called again by Adi, who said that he is going to take another month.”
But Vaani’s wait didn’t go in vain, as Aditya informed her that she was already cast in “Befikre”, which he would himself direct.
“I had no idea whether to start jumping, start crying or keep myself composed. I don’t even think if it has sunk in yet. I am glad that my faith in myself and him and his faith in me got me my dream,” she said about bagging the role.
“Just hold on to your dream and watch it come alive, just like mine,” she added.