After the success of “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, actress Disha Patani is gearing up for her next release “Kung Fu Yoga”, which is all set to hit the screen on February 3, in India.
Disha is only a few films old in Bollywood industry but her personal lives have provided more fodder for gossip mills than her body of work. Love birds Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have often painted the town red with their outings. But like other B-town couples they have never spoken about their secret affair.
In an recent interview with mid-day Disha openly talks about her relationship with Tiger Shroff. She said “Frankly, I am boring. My life is all about the film set, gym classes and home. I have never asked Tiger whether he wants to talk about his life”.
“When people ask me, I say no. I never hide anything or stop people from asking about Tiger. I am not shy about my personal life. Yes, Tiger and I are close. We are good friends, obviously. [But] There is nothing special about going for parties or catching up for a meal with friends. I understand this [gossip] is part of the profession” she added.
Tiger and Disha were seen together in the music video “Befikra”. Their chemistry in the song was appreciated by most people, and that only helped fuel the rumours that the two are more than just friends.
Disha and Tiger spotted together many time after that rumour of their link-up has been strong but she says that gossip about her relationship with Tiger doesn’t bother her much as she knows that it is a part and parcel of the profession.
“Of course, there is a big risk of being slut-shamed in case relationships don’t work. We are actors; we can never be free [speak freely]. I have to think a thousand times before I speak. If I am myself and end up saying one wrong thing, there will be 1,000 negative tweets about me. There is no rule that you have to be open about relationships. To each his own” the actress added.
We then move on to Baaghi, which was supposed to be her Bollywood debut (opposite Tiger), but eventually, the role went to Shraddha Kapoor at the last minute. “Honestly, I have been here for three years and things happen. I am not someone’s kid and people aren’t supposed to know me. I value struggle and because of that, what I am getting now is even more precious. In hindsight, rejection was good.”
A query about nepotism pops up, but she interrupts saying, “Star kids work equally hard. [But] They get noticed easily. The world is too hard on actors, who are no less than superhumans. You have to look good, be fit, eat certain things, give up a lot, be constantly under the radar and judged for how to dress, sit or talk. One wrong word and you’re gone.”
On the work front, Disha is awaiting the release of “Kung Fu Yoga”. The film stars Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur.