Actor Shraddha Kapoor might be working on multiple projects simultaneously, but keeping in touch with friends has never taken a back seat in her life. As she celebrates Friendship Day today, the actor says that the occasion takes her back to her childhood. “It’s a childhood memory and instantly reminds me of exchanging friendship bands at school,” she says.
The 27-year-old reveals that she has a group of six friends close to her right from childhood. “I have six friends, who I have grown up with; Eshanka, Fazaa, Viraj, Mallika, Ankita and Rushita. Eshanka, who is also known as Saha, is a family friend, and is like a sister to me. Our families have known each other since many years and we, too, have known each other since we were born. I have studied in Jamnabai (Narsee School) with Fazaa and Viraj and in the American School of Bombay with Mallika, Ankita and Rushita,” she says.
The actor says that she makes sure to connect with her friends regularly despite long working schedules. “It’s one of the most important things to do. No matter how busy one is with their passion and work, spending quality time with friends and family is food for the soul and something that’s definitely at the top of my priority list. I need to be in close touch with my support system,” she says.
“Sometimes it isn’t enough, but we try and compensate for that by chatting on the phone or messaging each other. But I am constantly in touch with my loved ones and at least message them every single day, even if I am shooting,” adds Shraddha.
In fact, it’s her friends who often give the actor an honest opinion about her films. “They are they only ones who are a 100% straight up and at the same time encouraging. My friends are all very passionate people in their respective fields and they give serious feedback as a result of that too. Sometimes they make fun of me, sometimes they applaud me. It depends on film to film,” she says.
Ask her if she agrees with the belief that heroines can’t be friends and Shraddha says, “I think there is no such rule like this. You can connect and become friends with anyone...I would say that whoever I’ve had the opportunity to work with, most of them have become my friends now.”