I compete with myself, says Sonam Kapoor

Published Nov 5, 2015, 12:13 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 5:41 am IST
‘I can’t answer questions like whether I am single or in a relationship’
Sonam Kapoor
 Sonam Kapoor

In a conversation with Lipika Varma, Sonam Kapoor talks about her upcoming movie, the Bollywood number game and more...

You look awesome in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. How to do you feel?
My debut film released on Diwali; this movie too will release on Diwali. Working with Rajashri films opposite Salman Khan in a Sooraj Barjatya movie.... It’s amazing! I play a princess and I am all dressed up, unlike most of my earlier movies.


You always choose different roles. Is it a conscious decision?
I choose different roles. From Delhi 6 to PRDP and the upcoming movie on Neerja Bhanot, I don’t want people to say, ‘we have seen Sonam in this before.’
Do you believe in the number game?
All this number game or talk about my remuneration is dirty to me. I like to be myself. I like to do films in my space; I am not running for any place. I try to compete with myself.

What do you do when you are not doing films?
I have a fashion line and have been producing films. I need time for travelling and personal life. If I don’t grow as a person, how will I grow as an actor?
How do you manage to look good?
My dad’s genes are very good, it doesn’t let me age.  I played a 15-year-old in Raanjhanaa and I thought people won’t accept it, but they did. Now I am being offered two films where I am asked to play a 17-year-old. When you don’t think of unnecessary things, there is no baggage or cynicism.


Would you like to do television?
Television is a huge commitment. I don’t know if I can do reality or game shows; I don’t think I can judge anyone. I want all of them to win. May be, I can do fiction.
Are you open to Hollywood ventures?
Definitely. If I get the opportunity, why wouldn’t I?
What’s up on the love front?
I never talk about my personal life. I can’t answer questions like whether I am single or in a relationship.



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