Birthday: June 9
Place of birth: Mumbai
Sun sign: Gemini
School/College: Arya Vidya Mandir, United World College of South East Asia
First break: Saawariya (2007)
High Point of Your Life: I hope it is yet to come
Low Point of Your Life: I’ve had a blessed life and don’t like to define it with highs and lows
Currently I am: Designing my own clothing line, Rheson
One Kapoor you would like to romance on the celluloid.
Shahid, again. We had great chemistry in Mausam (2011). Though the film didn’t work, we got along really well and people liked us together.
Three words or phrases in your vocabulary that you use the most.
Retarded, ‘this is stupid’, and ‘no one ever listens to me’.
A Coldplay song that would best fit any situation in your life.
It would have to be Paradise.
An embarrassing moment you’ll always remember.
I’m constantly embarrassing myself, I swear to God! But at one event, Ayushmann [Khurrana] introduced me to Kapil [Sharma]. We greeted each other and the next day I went to his show and I was like, ‘Oh, I’ve never met you before!’
A childhood memory with Anil Kapoor that you hold close.
I had gone to the sets of Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993) when he was shooting for the song Romeo naam mera. I wanted only him to tie my shoelaces because I wanted his attention. He left his shot midway for me. It’s when I realised I’d always be his priority.
Do you react to people who call you names?
Well, it’s a reflection of who they are.
A piece of advice from your PR manager that you find difficult to follow.
To be diplomatic. But it’s so important to have an opinion and stand for what you believe in. There is nothing wrong in speaking up.
If you were to come with a disclaimer?
“Engage at your own peril”. Hahaha!
Is it hard to stay stylish all the time?
I wear what I feel like and that’s the only secret. I don’t care what other people think and that’s what all girls should believe in. If you really feel like wearing pyjamas, then do it!
Three biggest turn offs in a guy.
Body odour, dishonesty and low IQ.
A fear you’ve had for the longest time.
Stage fright. I didn’t dance on stage for seven years and Salman Khan encouraged me to do it. I’m also scared of letting down the people I love.
What’s the biggest price a celebrity pays for being outspoken?
I’d never say there’s a price to pay for speaking your mind or being honest. It is a good thing. There are more pros than cons.
How long do you take to dress up?
Just forty minutes. I hate sitting in the make-up chair, it requires too much patience.
The craziest thing a fan has done for you.
Someone tattooed my face on their arm and wrote me a letter in blood. Don’t do things like that, guys. It’s too weird.
If you woke up as Deepika Padukone one day, what would you do?
I’d be very happy I have a boyfriend like Ranveer Singh. He’s such an amazing boyfriend, no?
Style advice that you’d like to give to your contemporaries.
What perks you up when you feel low?
Junk food. What’s all this yeh nahi khao, woh nahi khao? Zindagi kab jeeoge, yaar?
A character that left the biggest impact on you.
Neerja. She stood up for things that she believed in and she was very principled.
The last line of your autobiography would read...
‘I lived a very happy and fun life.’
A Disney character you’d want to play
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Thing to do when no one’s watching:
Designer: Anamika Khanna
Book: My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik
Dish: Pav bhaji from Amar Juice Centre