Disha prefers her own company over others Image: Baaghi 2
For most parts, I identify with the term omninvert, a person exhibiting features of an extrovert and an introvert. So I am a riot with my close friends but as invisible as the air in front of strangers. Disha Patani is no different.
Disha is currently gearing up for the release of Baaghi 2 and will be seen in the lead opposite rumoured beau Tiger Shroff. Though this isn't the first time in films for her — remember M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story? — but it's definitely the first time promoting. And to make matters worse, she's an introvert.
"I hate leaving my house and talking to people. I hate promotions. But all we've been doing for the past few weeks is promoting Baaghi 2," starts off Disha, looking like a diva in her pink Victoria Beckham-esque dress, in the plush 17th floor office of Nadiadwala & Grandsons, in suburban Mumbai.
Now let's roll back a few moments. When we walked into the office, Disha looked in control, yet few minutes into the conversation, Disha lets the garb fall, and lets us into her real self — which was visibly overwhelmed, a tad uncomfortable, gasping for some alone-time.
Isn't it doubly difficult, if you're an actor, to perform before a room full of people? "Fortunately, shooting the scenes were easier, given that Tiger and I are friends. I was very comfortable with him. For everything else, I could always run to Ahmed Khan (director). He is such a good actor himself that he will just enact a scene and show you how it's done," said Disha.
So, it is clearly the promotions, meeting new people and talking that is a problem. We get that, don't we? And how does Disha pep talk herself into the drill anyway? "Well, you got to do what you got to do. I keep telling myself soon it will be over and I can go back to being my quiet self," Disha concludes.
And isn't that exactly how we deal with the world on most days too?