Entertainment Bollywood 03 Feb 2020 The tomboy who went ...

The tomboy who went glam

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | LIPIKA VARMA
Published Feb 3, 2020, 12:00 am IST
Updated Feb 3, 2020, 12:47 am IST
The actress talks about working with Salman Khan, attaining stardom, and more.
Disha Patani
 Disha Patani

While Disha Patani has made the action genre seem effortless in her previous films such as Loafer and Baaghi, she reveals that her latest film Malang brought challenges with it.

The actress particularly refers to shooting for the film’s now viral poster, in which she is kissing her co-star Aditya Roy Kapur while sitting on his shoulders. “It was indeed very challenging. We were trying to pose for this poster in an easy manner, but we were unable to do it. It was not looking natural, so I climbed (his shoulders) on my knees first, which also didn’t work because I am very tall, owing to lack of flexibility. But thanks to my gymnastics, I could get the poster shot the way it is looking now,” she reveals.

 

 In addition to Malang, the actress will also soon be seen in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai with another Bollywood bigwig, Salman Khan. When asked whether it was awkward to romance a man much older than her, the 27-year-old shakes her head. “I worked with Jackie Chan in my third film, who is 60 years old. It does not matter. You are an actor and being a professional, you have to just perform your character to the best of your abilities,” she explains. “My bonding with Salman Khan was great during Bharat. He is a thorough human being. I have seen many people flocking in from different parts of our country to seek help from him, and he readily helps everyone,” she smiles.

 

However, in spite of being associated with such big names, the actress says she has not achieved any stardom at all. “I am just a few years old in the industry, and I have to go a long way. I am just fortunate and lucky enough to have worked with such amazing actors and human beings in this short stint of my filmy journey. For me, stardom is being Salman Khan — despite being in such a huge position today, he still thinks about how his films will appeal to his fans.” she explains.

Switching gears to her off-screen life, the Kung Fu Yoga actress reveals that she is a tomboy who has somehow fit into the glamorous world of Bollywood. She says, “Since my childhood days, I was very tall and preferred wearing basketball shirts. People called me jadu though. My sister, who is a Major in the Signals regiment, would take charge of saving me from all the cruelties that I met with owing to some unpleasant fights. I am still a shy person, but I have adapted to the present Bollywood scenario.”

 

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