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Varun and I have nicknames for each other, reveals Shraddha Kapoor

The actor opens up about her relationship with Varun Dhawan, her ideal monsoon date, and her legendary aunt Lata Mangeshkar

brunch Updated: Sep 02, 2017 22:37 IST
Ananya Ghosh
Styling by Shaleena Nathani; Make-up by Shraddha Naik; Hair by Florian Hurel; Shraddha wears glasses from Vogue Eyewear, shorts from Forever 21 and a jacket from The Source
Styling by Shaleena Nathani; Make-up by Shraddha Naik; Hair by Florian Hurel; Shraddha wears glasses from Vogue Eyewear, shorts from Forever 21 and a jacket from The Source(Photo: Anushka Menon Courtesy: Vogue Eyewear )
Bio
  • Date of birth: March 3
  • Place of birth: Mumbai
  • Home town: Mumbai
  • Sun sign: Pisces
  • School/college: Jamnabai Narsee School, American School of Bombay, Mumbai/ Boston University
  • First break: Teen Patti (2010)
  • High point of your life: Living my dream every day
  • Low point of your life: Overthinking. I tend to get into a loop and keep on thinking about the same thing for days

Your ideal monsoon date would be...?

Me at home, watching the rain while sipping chai with only my dog to give me company. No humans allowed!

The most bizarre thing you have ever done?

Taking an impulsive trip to Tomorrowland. I just packed my bags and took a flight.

A cartoon character that is your spirit animal...?

SpongeBob SquarePants. He is a little scatterbrained and I have the full potential to become someone like that!

Three words that describe you?

Over thinker, moody and foodie!

One thing you are obsessed about...?

I am obsessed with sunglasses and glasses. I drool over them.

One thing no one knows about you...?

I have maintained a personal diary since I was eight years old. I had even made up my own secret language in which I would write my diary entries.

One habit you want to get rid of...?

I am a hoarder The night suits I wear are ancient. Some of them have holes in them. But, I cannot bring myself to let go of them.

The most precious thing you own is...?

A few years ago, my dad gave me his watch which he got from his dad when he was in Class 5.

Being Lata Mangeshkar’s grand-niece, are there any fond memories that you treasure?

I met her for the first time when I was around nine years old. I was made to sit next to her to take a picture. I was so shy and so much in awe of her! When I started singing in my films, one day she told my mom that I sing well. Coming from her, it was a big compliment!

Your kind of music includes...?

I listen to all kinds of music. I listen to Coldplay every day without fail. Totally addicted to it.

How is your relationship with other kids from the industry?

Varun (Dhawan) is one of my childhood friends. We have all sorts of nicknames for each other…he calls me Chirkut and I call him Batuk!

Favourites
  • Movie: Pyaasa (1957)
  • Comfort food: Deep-fried Maharashtrian-style fish, pizza, and bhindi in all forms
  • Holiday destination: Ladakh
  • Book/Author: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
  • Designer: Sabyasachi
  • Red Carpet look: Rekhaji in a gold Kanjivaram, red lipstick and those gorgeous locks of hair falling on one side of her shoulder
  • Song that lifts up my spirits: Pocketful Of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield

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