Two peas in a pod: Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika Mehta

Published Nov 9, 2014, 3:45 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika Mehta share a lot in common
Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika
 Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika

They are the country’s biggest teen heartthrobs who have danced their way into the hearts of their fans. Meet Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika Mehta aka Swayam and Sharon from Channel V’s Dil Dosti Dance. As is the norm for these much loved telly couples to have a nickname given to them by their fans, these two are better known as SwaRon.

What makes Swayam and Sharon’s chemistry a hit?
Shantanu: The fact that we are poles apart and have a different approach towards romance. When Swayam fell in love with Sharon, it was one-sided — she being a diva and he a nerd. He was determined to win her over and that’s how we became SwaRon.
Vrushika: Swayam-Sharon’s chemistry is a hit because of the innocent Swayam and bold Sharon. As they say, opposites attract, and that’s what happened with SwaRon.

How does it feel to be a youth icon?
Shantanu: It’s great to know that we are an inspiration. All the appreciation is overwhelming.
Vrushika: It feels awesome to be known as a youth icon. Just at the age of 20 to be given this status, it feels so awesome. I really hope to always live up to this status.

Scenes that are your favourite?
Shantanu: The one where I had performed as Shammi Kapoor, that was a lot of fun. Among romantic scenes, the proposal one.
Vrushika: It would first be the official proposal scene, which did finally bring Swayam and Sharon together. And then the chai date scene, which is my favourite.

Guilty indulgences?
Shantanu: Watching lots of movies, splurging on shoes and eating a lot of vegetarian food.
Vrushika: Junk food, cartoons, masala Maggi and lots and lots of chocolates.

What annoys you?
Shantanu: People who don’t even know who I am but still ask for a photograph, just because it makes a good DP.
Vrushika: Fake people and traffic jams

Your idea of a perfect date and with whom?    
Shantanu: With a girl who is well spoken, that’s the first thing I notice in a girl and of course the date should have lots of good food.
Vrushika: Haven’t yet gone on a perfect date, so therefore no idea. My first crush was Hrithik Roshan and still is.

People you are closest to?
Shantanu: Parents and bhaiya.
Vrushika: I’m closest to my parents and brother.

Can’t do without?
Shantanu: My phone and water.
Vrushika: My phone and social networking sites. I am not too fond of connecting with people 24x7.

Accessories you shop a lot for?
Shantanu: Have to be watches and caps. I have plenty.
Vrushika: Earcuffs are my favourite.

Compliments that makes you  blush?
Shantanu: When female fans say I love you.
Vrushika: All fan compliments make me blush, as each one of them makes me feel special.

Rapid fire round


what do you associate with the following words?

shantanu: Bull
vrushika: Blush

shantanu: Love
vrushika: Life

shantanu: Dil Dosti Dance
vrushika : Memories

shantanu: Love
vrushika : Supportive

shantanu: Want it right now
vrushika: Chocobar

shantanu: Fun planning them
vrushika: Birthdays

shantanu: Hate them
vrushika: Baseless

shantanu: Depends on my mood
vrushika: Clothes

shantanu: Nice feeling
vrushika: Forever