"We spoke about anxiety."
A Vistara passenger recently shared how actor Anil Kapoor helped her calm her anxiety and made her two-hour flight memorable.
The passenger, entrepreneur Shikha Mittal, shared all about how Anil Kapoor held her hand through turbulence on their flight and even shared a selfie with him on her LinkedIn page.
Shikha, who is the founder of Be.artsy and a couple of other organisations, wrote how she doesn’t take selfies with stars usually but meeting with Anil Kapoor was special.
Revealing how they started talking, she shared a picture with the actor and wrote:
“The moment flight took off, the luggage box above me opened and started flapping.
“The flight got turbulent right at the take-off. I have always been bad on flights.
“In 2022 I developed added fears due to a health condition I am going through because of vaccine/covid (cause unknown).
“The moment I kept my hand on the divider in the middle of the two seats, my co-passenger held my hand and said ‘Hey it’s ok. Tell me your name. Let’s talk’.”
Shikha said that they spoke and laughed for the entire two-hour flight and she didn’t realise when it ended.
She added: “When it landed, Anil Ji said: ‘a lot of people will tell you anxiety is bad, but today due to your anxiety we both got a chance to talk, and laugh and now maybe you also treat me to a coffee in Delhi’.
“I smiled, and he hugged me on our way out and said ‘Shikha The Mittal BYE!’”
Shikha also listed all the other topics she and Anil Kapoor chatted about: “1. We spoke about anxiety.
“2. He asked about my profession and hence we discussed financial planning, retirement plans, money management and writing a will.
“3. We discussed movies he plans to do each year.
“4. We spoke about Madhuri and Sri Devi. 5. We spoke about Lamhe a not-so-successful movie yet loved by so many.
“6. We discussed average and extraordinary people. 7. We discussed luck vs coincidence.
“8. We discussed property prices in Mumbai. 9. We talked about fitness.
“10. We discussed our common love for coffee.”
She ended the post by calling Anil Kapoor ‘’such a genuine co-passenger” and promised to share more details in her next post.
On the work front, Anil Kapoor will next be seen in the Hindi remake of The Night Manager with Aditya Roy Kapur.
The series will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar.
Anil Kapoor also Animal with Ranbir Kapoor and Fighter with Hrithik Roshan.