Vaani Kapoor denies being in upcoming ‘Thugs of Hindostan’


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Vaani Kapoor has denied reports of being approached for the upcoming Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan movie; ‘Thugs of Hindostan’.

Bachchan, 73, and Khan will share the screen space for the first time in the movie, to be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, director of ‘Dhoom 3’ (2013), reports Times of India. There were reports that post her latest release ‘Befikre’ (2016), Kapoor was also considered for the project which she cleared up. “There have been reports of me doing ‘Fan’ also. It’s all up in the air, all rumours,” Kapoor said.

The 28-year-old’s stock has risen recently as she was last seen in filmmaker Aditya Chopra’s ‘Befikre’ alongside Ranveer Singh, her second Hindi film after her debut movie ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ (2013). Kapoor says for her role as the free spirited, French born Indian girl Shyra, she received the best compliment from Chopra himself. “My director thought I am the best Shyra he could ever have. That’s the best compliment I got, coming from Adi it becomes all the more special. He said ‘Even today if I have to look back, I can’t see any other person be Shyra. For me you are Shyra for life’,” she said.

Kapoor, however, says she is aware that ‘Befikre’ – which aimed to celebrate love in a carefree, fun-filled and impulsive spirit polarised the audience, but feels it was a well-made film. “Personally, deep down as a team we all loved the film. Ranveer (Singh), I, Adi, people who watched the screening before, we always got a good positive response. I feel it’s a good happy film. It really confuses me when I am thinking why won’t people like it,” she said. She added further, “It’s a rom-com. I feel people are used to watching stories with drama and heightened dramatic conflicts, but this movie doesn’t serve that…But there are also people who watched the movie twice or five times and did appreciate it.”

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