Meet YRF's new muse, Vaani Kapoor

Vaani Kapoor is the new face that Yash Raj Films (YRF) is going to launch in their upcoming movie “Shuddh Desi Romance”. Vaani will share screen space with Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput.  “Parineeti and Vaani have equally important roles. They both have a romantic track in the plot with Sushant, though separately. In fact, they don’t meet at all in the film. They are linked only by their love for Sushant’s character” said a source.

This Delhi-based model turned actress has talent as well as looks. She has bagged a 3 movie contract with YRF. She will also be casted against actor Nani for the Telugu and Tamil remake of “Band Baaja Baaraat”.

An insider said, “Just like Anushka, the Delhi-based Vaani too has been a model and has done many brand endorsements. She was spotted by YRF officials during an event in the capital. She met Adi about a year back and the filmmaker was extremely impressed by her. He asked his casting team to immediately audition her and she was signed on for the film.”

During the shoot of the film, she was not called by her real name in order to prevent outsiders from recognizing her. “She was addressed by her screen name on the sets. YRF is considering her for their big-ticket projects and who knows she might even do a film directed by Aditya Chopra himself.” said the source. 

Vaani straightway went to Aditya Chopra in his office with her portfolio to ask for a role. As such Aditya was looking out for a fresh face, was immediately impressed by her direct approach and her confidence. He took her screen test after discussing with Maneesh Sharma, who is the director of “Shuddh Desi Romance” and offered her the role.

“When Maneesh screen-tested Vaani with Sushant, he saw the same chemistry between them that he had seen between Anushka and Ranveer Singh in Band Baaja Baraat. Although Vaani and Sushant had never met.” a source close to the project revealed.

Vaani has appeared in a few national and international endorsements.

“Shuddh Desi Romance” has a very unique title. A source close to the production told, ''The unusual title has created a lot of buzz among cinemagoers. This time around, YRF will be releasing their first digital teaser promo before the theatrical trailer. They've never done this before and are looking forward to it. The film has a fresh theme and feel to it.'' Well the digital trailer is already out and for sure it is quite unique.