Chitrangada Singh launched the latest issue of Vogue India in Mumbai.
At the event, Chitrangada reminisced her first shot for her Bollywood debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisiwith Sudhir Mishra. Since the scene had no dialogue, only a woman waiting for her lover, she was left dumbfounded. “I was like, ‘What do you want me to do?’ It is so much about getting the character’s emotions and energy right, and putting it all together with perfect timing…” she explained.
While Chitrangada was close to being the poster girl of parallel cinema, she broke the pattern by playing the arm candy of Akshay Kumar in Desi Boyz. And she’s even doing an item number for Shirish Kunder’s Joker! Talking about being stereotyped, she shared, “It got to a stage where people would say, ‘Oh, you do that so well, so you should continue doing that.’ It gets suffocating. There is no pattern—none. I’m doing an item song in Joker, and people are wondering what that’s all about, and I’m like, ‘Nothing, I’m just having fun.’ Sure, it’s good to have a plan and not be so random, but it’s also great to do stuff that excites me.”
Talking about hubby Jyoti Randhawa, “Our marriage is very basic and not so basic at the same time. I’ve known Jyoti since I was a child. Also, the advantage of knowing someone so long is that we can comfortably allow each other space now. He is a sportsman, he understands ambition, knows about wanting to do something with yourself.”