Vaani Kapoor TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
Brides Today|July - August 2021
Old-school romance and an intimate wedding are what actor Vaani Kapoor envisions for her happily-ever-after.
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Vaani Kapoor is a romantic at heart, even though her on-screen presence in movies like Befikre would have you believe otherwise. We are on a Zoom call with the Brides Today CoverGirl, to speak about her views on love, life, relationships, and happiness, and the 33-year-old actor is uninhibited when it comes to discussing her philosophies. “My parents provided me with a very real and solid upbringing, with strong moral and ethical values in place,” she tells us. “As a result, I am not what you would call an ‘impressionable mind’ that anyone can sway. My core is strong, and I am very true to who I am.”

This clarity of thought has found an admirable place in Vaani’s approach to partnerships, as well. Like when she tells us about how she wants her to-be husband to be kind, respectful and sharing similar core values. Or how her face lights up when she discusses her desire to help others, and spread joy. This is Vaani Kapoor: authentic, content, and raring to make the most of her life. Read this intimate conversation to learn more about what she truly wants in her future.

Brides Today: What are your views on love?

Vaani Kapoor: I am old-school at heart, and believe that love should be pure and noble. While I won’t call myself a romantic, I grew up watching romantic films that celebrate nobility in love. And I still believe in that. I know this might sound ridiculous or outdated to some because people have changed the definition of love nowadays...many approach relationships as a means of convenience. But I believe in purity, honesty, respect, and loyalty in a relationship because that is the kind of love I am accustomed to. I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people—my family, friends, and personal relationships. For me, it is a deal-breaker if these qualities are not in place.

BT: Which movies have inspired your definition of love?

VK: I enjoy watching all kinds of romantic films. Some of my favorites are The Bridges of Madison County, movies by [filmmaker] Yash ji [Chopra], which were larger-than-life and so very special... Classics like The Holiday and many new-age love stories are great fun to watch. Just about any romantic comedy works for me, to be honest. I am a sucker for romantic films...they leave me feeling happy.

BT: What brings you joy?

VK: My family and friends. I am close to a handful of people, and each of them means the world to me. I won’t go around making 50 friends; I am not very social. My circle is very limited, but I hold on very tightly to those in my life, and I will always be there for them. I follow the same principle when it comes to my movies—I will work on a few projects but give each my all. Food gives me a lot of joy, too. And I love watching movies; I can binge-watch all day long. The simple things in life make me the happiest.

BT: What kinds of food do you enjoy?

VK: All kinds. My friend [actor] Anushka Ranjan lives in the same building as me, and when we are not at each other’s homes, which is all the time, we keep sharing photographs of food on Instagram [laughs]. I am passionate about food and not many people believe it because I look slim. I enjoy Indian and Chinese cuisines, French fries, pizzas, spicy Korean noodles, sushi, and desserts...you name it! The thing is, my portion sizes are huge—I can eat like a man or even more than one! You could compete with me, and I will still eat more. This is why I mentioned Anushka, in case you ever want to cross-check with her.

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