Mumbai: Bollywood actress, Chitrangada Singh and Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India launched the latest issue of Vogue India at the Crossword store at Kemps Corner in Mumbai on Monday. In a tête-à-tête with Priya Tanna, the sensual Chitrangada Singh candidly spoke about her feelings on being the May 2012 Vogue cover girl. She also revealed some interesting things about herself, her interests and what makes Chitrangada the woman she is today.
Sharing her thoughts on the issue, Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India commented, “Chitrangada is a woman of many faces, each one equally enigmatic and beguiling. She struck us with her earthy sensuality when she first appeared on the screen, and when you least expected it, she blazed across Bollywood in an avatar of high octane glamour. This dichotomy makes her as intriguing as interesting and an exciting choice for a Vogue cover girl.”
Commenting on being Vogue cover girl for the May 2012 issue, Chitrangada Singh said, “Vogue is the most iconic name in the history of fashion so to be on the cover of Vogue will without doubt be one of the most memorable things for me. As it’s my first Vogue cover, it makes it special in so many ways. Everyone worked so excitedly throughout the shoot. Suresh Natarajan our photographer I think is simply amazing. Shaan who has done my make-up and hair has worked with me for many years and has done a wonderful job. Anaita Shroff Adajania, Fashion Director of Vogue India is the styling diva, she has done effortlessly chic styling. And of course Priya Tanna, thanks for giving me something which will be a very special memory!”
Reminiscing her first shot ever with Sudhir Mishra (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, 2003), a scene with no dialogue, a girl just waiting for her lover to come and meet her, Chitrangada said, “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…”
When quizzed about her choice of movies in the past nine years, Chitrangada playfully commented, “Not being stereotyped?” She said, “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 [currently in production], 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. Those four years I took off gave me a lot of time to think about these things.”
Commenting on managing a long-distance marriage and two high-profile careers (pro golf and movies), Chitrangada said. “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.”