Playing Rajjo in his Bollywood debut Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 wasn’t the first time Vyoma Nandi faced the camera. She has worked in advertising since she was just a little girl. “I have always felt comfortable in front of the camera. Acting is my greatest passion. It made me leave my home in Canada and move to India,” she reveals.
At the age of four, she announced to her parents that she wanted to become an air hostess, then changed to become a pediatrician, then a biologist and finally, embarked on psychology to become a psychologist.
Today, having made a name for herself in Gujarati cinema, she is ready to make her mark in Bollywood, and more than her pretty face, she is banking on her acting prowess.
Tell us three things no one knows about you.
1. I love street food, especially sev-puri and pav bhaji.
2. I learned classical music with my father.
3. I can’t watch horror movies at the cinema.
Favorite inspirational quote from a movie?
“Keep Swimming” from (The world of Nemo).
What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever slept?
In a temple, during a puja when I suddenly had a high fever.
What’s the most fashionable thing you’ve worn to bed?
A satin nightgown! I saw Jennifer Aniston wearing something similar and thought, “OMG! I need this!”.
Which sleepwear closet would you raid?
Samantha Prabhu and Shay Mitchell! I like the cute coord’s and the comfortable materials.
A relational rule that you always follow?
If you were on Tinder, would your bio read?
Swipe right for 10 years of good luck!
And what would make you slide to the right?
Natural images, a bright smile and a witty biography.
A dating tip that never works for you?
“Follow the flow”.
If you’re home alone, what are you most likely to be caught doing?
Clean and organize! It gives me immense peace and feels therapeutic.
A bad habit you want to quit?
I use my phone too much before sleeping.
Your beauty regime before going to bed?
A very good face and eye cream.
Your best sleepover memory?
I had a bunch of cousins at my house and it turned out to be an impromptu slumber party. So everyone, including my male cousins, wore my girly pajamas to bed.
A book you curl up with in bed?
What’s your perfect idea for breakfast in bed?
Pancakes with maple syrup and iced coffee or adrak pudina chai with khaari cookie. #Yum
What do you usually wear to bed?
Shorts and a loose t-shirt, that’s what peaceful sleep looks like!
My favorite bed mate?
Lots of pillows!
Your favorite midnight snack?
One thing that’s always there your bedside table?
A notepad, a pen and my glasses.
This or that?
Money or fame?
Fame, because if handled well, money will follow.
Web series or movies?
Movies are my first love.
Dance or yoga?
Ghar ka khaana or gastronomy?
Ghar ka khaana trumps everything.
Movies or stories?
Stories! Short and sweet.
From HT Brunch, August 20, 2022
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