From Saawariya to Veere Di Wedding, Sonam has come a long way. She has gone from Kapoor to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as hers was the most talked about wedding of the year to her longtime boyfriend Anand Ahuja.
Apart from the work that she has done Sonam is also regarded as the fashionista of Bollywood. The Neerja actress has also been vocal about her opinions. While she speaks her mind and heart out, Sonam has been guarded about her personal life. In a candid conversation, she talks about her in-laws, trending mangalsutra, and pay disparity.
How has Anand modeled his lifestyle according to your work schedules?
We both have to manage. I think we both respect each other’s work and space; we are partners in the true sense. For me, nobody is more important than Anand and for him, nobody is more important than me. When you have mutual respect, things get easy.
Tell us about Anand’s family?
They are Sindhis and are a very private business family. They are lovely people but I don’t want to discuss much. I am obsessed with my mother-in-law; I get along very well with her. As they are not from the film industry so let’s not talk much about them. I have been dating Anand for so long. I like saying that he is my husband but I am so used to calling him my boyfriend. It’s fun being married.
Your mangalsutra made headlines…
I like wearing it. It is not for nazar. People don’t understand these things but I enjoy wearing it. I am a little filmy like that.
You had earlier mentioned you would direct a film someday. What is the update?
I have a couple of stories written for Swara (Bhasker), she is my best friend. I interact so much with her that it’s easy for me to see her in a lot of things. I would also love to work with Alia (Bhatt) but now she is too big a star to work with me. I would love to work with Varun (Dhawan). But there are so many actresses I look at and I am awestruck at their talent.
So will that be a female-centric film?
I think I like a perspective of a strong woman. Stories in my head are always about women. We have more layers than men and men will never have as many layers because we are mothers or wives. The best writers in the world are women. Our voice should be heard because we have so much to say. That is the way I think.