Chitrashi’s feisty and rustic act as Komal Chautala got her noticed in Chak De! India, despite the fact that there were so many other girls in the film. Chitrashi, who is from Dehradun, was spotted by the director, Shimit Amin, during a hockey tournament in Jabalpur. Even today, Chitrashi’s Chak De! experience remains very special to her and she hopes to repeat the same magic in her future films. Now, she is also doing TV; currently she’s out there in a Malaysian jungle where the reality game show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao is being shot.
What are you reading at the moment?
Your questionnaire… ha ha… If you are asking me about what book I am reading, I am almost through with Jeffrey Archer’s Paths of Glory.
Fun to you is…
Being part of Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao. Doing the tasks with creepy crawlies over my body, eating worms, living in the wild. It’s loads of fun and adventure.
If you were invisible for a day, you would…
See the world as fast as I can before my time is up.
The one invention you’re really waiting for…
The Mr India watch, but with a time machine too.
Would you like to be young forever?
Your idea of a perfect meal?
Rajma chawal with raita and a nice dessert.
The one fashion trend that you just don’t understand?
I don’t understand some of the outfits I see models wearing on the runways. They are beautiful but I haven’t seen anybody wearing them in real life.
Weekend at a wellness spa or weekend at a luxury beach resort?
Hmm... Can’t I have both? But if I have to choose, it will definitely be a luxury beach resort.
Lean or brawny?
Well, someone who is a combination – not too lean and not too brawny.
Your worst date ever?
Ha ha… I have dated only once and it was really good.
Ethnic wear or western wear?
Are you a morning or a night person?
I was a morning person but now I am a night person.
What are you addicted to?
The naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
Can’t remember right now.
What’s your retirement dream?
That I never retire. Plus, I am too young to think about it.
Your next move?
Going to make a hot cup of coffee for myself.
— Interviewed by Veenu Singh