Model-turned-actress Vaani Kapoor, who will be making her filmy debut through Aditya Chopra's 'Shudhh Desi Romance', says she had to undergo a "gruelling" process to win the stamp of approval from Yash Raj banner.
Vaani is the latest find after the banner launched Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Sasheh Aagha. She will be seen along with Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra in Maneesh Sharma's directorial venture scheduled for September 6 release.
Sushant introduced Vaani to media at an event this evening where a song 'Gulabi' from the film was launched.
"I had a tough time to get this movie. I had to do screen tests and auditions one after the other. I had to
convince our director Maneesh to cast me. I had to go through a gruelling process to get this movie," Vaani told reporters Mumbai.
Vaani said she came to know about the role when she had come to Mumbai for a shoot.
"I went and met Shanoo Sharma (casting director for Yash Raj Films) who was looking to cast a newcomer for a film. She did not like my pictures. She asked me if I know anything about acting. She also made me dance for two hours. She did not seem impressed with me at all," Vaani said.
The Delhi-based Vaani has been a model and has done many brand endorsements.
"I feel blessed to have met the right person at the right time," she said.