You always knew she’s a ‘tough’ girl, but since she belongs to your beautiful city, you decide to give her the benefit of doubt. You’d expect, since she’s in her own city, she’d bother being humble. But, think again!
Not surprisingly, VJ Bani — in Chandigarh to launch the clothing store, Yell, in Sector 17 — was at her snobbish best. While she despised, quite verbally, our slight delay (blame the haphazard parking of the sector), she showed her true colours by adopting the ‘pretty princess’ avatar — picking and choosing questions she’d ‘like to answer’.
When the dialogue does begin, we shoot the clichéd-yet-intriguing question about her inked body. “Tattoos are an extension of your personality. Initially, six-packs and tattoos were the only two things I was inclined towards. All the tattoos on my body were made in different countries — from Thailand to the US.
In fact, sometimes I travel especially to get them,” says she. But, that’s not the only thing she likes to get done to her body. She, apparently, is also into getting these tattoos removed quite often, as she says, “Getting them removed is the most painful thing in the world; even more painful than getting inked.”
After tattoos, she chooses the oh-so-interesting topic of her wardrobe, known for her obsession with black. “Now, I have consciously decided to add color to my wardrobe, since I was being seen in a lot of black. Black was always my favourite, even during school.
But I somehow used to manage wearing pink, blue or yellow with it. I love contrasts. Look at my hair for instance — they are black but have a touch of pink. Finally, my wardrobe isn’t dominated by black anymore.”
About her unique way of dressing, she adds, “I don’t go after brands, but I simply love something like the Balmain jacket. I believe in durable clothes that can be used in various different ways.”
Work, finally! Besides being a VJ and an anchor, Bani is also looking forward to her upcoming film Ishqeria, which she says will release by January 2014. “It’s directed by Prerna Wadhawan and features actors Neil Nitin Mukesh, Richa Chadda and Mukesh Anand, besides others.”
Her heart, however, still lies in VJing, says she. “Anchoring is what I enjoy the most, as I love entertaining people. To constantly perform under pressure is also a great thrill.”
Before signing off, she says her energy is constantly utilised in reading, yoga, fitness, training activities and watching funny movies.