MUMBAI: She is known for portraying outgoing and expressive characters on-screen but actress Shraddha Kapoor says in real life she is a reserved person.
The 26-year-old actress made lukewarm debut with Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Teen Patti” in 2010 but she got fame two years back with her stint as a budding singer in “Aashiqui 2″, opposite rumoured boyfriend Aditya Roy Kapur.
Shraddha, however, feels fame has not changed her reserved self much and she becomes a bundle of nerves whenever she is in public eye.
“I am a shy person in real life. I am not very social person. The only people I open up to are my family and close friends. Over the years, I have become more vocal but at the core I am a reserved girl.
“Many a time I think that I should change myself and become more expressive. People keep telling me to be a certain way as I am an actor but if I don’t have anything to say I can’t… I come out as a shy, nervous person and a little out of place because I need time and my space to become comfortable with someone,” Shraddha told PTI.
The “Ek Villain” star feels lucky that all those people in the industry whom she wanted to go up to and speak to, recognise her because of her work.
The finest example of this is her recent meeting with Amitabh Bachchan.
“I am much more comfortable around Mr Bachchan now. We met at Piku’s success bash and he met me so warmly. It was amazing. Back when I did ‘Teen Patti’, I was so nervous to face him,” she said.
Unlike many actors, who complain about rigorous film promotional activities, the self-confessed introvert said she loves this aspect of her job.
“I love promotions. They get exhaustive sometimes but I like taking instant feedbacks and reactions from fans, media. I like interacting with people,” said Shraddha, who is on a promotional spree for her upcoming dance drama “ABCD 2″.
The Remo D’Souza-directed film, which co-stars Varun Dhawan, is special for Shraddha as it sees her playing a dancer for the first time.
Calling herself and Varun just the “spokespeople” of the film, the actress said the sequel to 2013’s “ABCD” is not about her or Varun but the dancers in the film and their journey.
“It is not shouldered by me and Varun. It is shouldered by dance. It is actually the dance forms and journey of these terrific dancers. Varun, Remo sir and I are predominantly the spokespeople of the film. There is so much more in it.”
Post ABCD 2″, which releases on June 19, Shraddha will gear up for the sequel to musical drama “Rock On!!” and “Baaghi”, opposite Tiger Shroff.