Being a star-kid, Sonam Kapoor has definitely broken the stereotypes attached to the tag and created a special place for herself in Bollywood. Be it her debut in Saawariya or the recently released Neerja, Sonam brings out the best of each character. Recently, she was in the city for the launch of Kalyan Jewellers at Anna Nagar. We catch up with the fashionista, who has constantly re-invented herself on-screen and off-screen.
The Raanjhanaa actress made heads turn by wearing a gold-embroidered gown for Cannes Film Festival 2016. Speaking about it, she says, “My sister Rhea Kapoor, along with the jewellery brand, designed a special custom-made temple style jhumkas which I paired up with my golden outfit,” she explains.
When asked if she feels the pressure of looking her best all the time, she says, “Oh! I feel no pressure at all since I love dressing up. I try doing my best and I have an excellent team.” Also, celebrities being photographed at airports have irked few actors in the country. But, Sonam has a simple mantra, which is, ‘Be comfortable and stylish!’
The svelte actress, who acted opposite Dhanush in his debut Hindi film Ranjhaana, says that she follows the works of Dhanush and Rajinikanth from the south film industry. She also expressed an interest in making her debut in Tamil. “I will definitely grab the opportunity when I have a fantastic script in hand,” she says.
In her eight-year-long career, she has done nine films, which are all different from each other. When asked what goes through her mind while selecting a script, she answers, “I have been very picky when it comes to films. I only think of one thing before signing the agreement. I accept a film that excites me and that can make me a better artiste.”
On putting up a restrained yet powerful performance in Neerja, the actress feels that inspirational stories with great content are the need of the hour. “It need not be a biography necessarily,” she adds.
Given that her dad Anil Kapoor shares a great rapport with both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, we ask her if she has had the opportunity to meet the stars. “Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to meet them,” she says.
Sonam recently called her dad, ‘a feminist’ in an interview. However, she refused to opine her stance on feminism. Instead, she quoted feminist-activist-social scientist Kamla Bhasin, who said, “I know enough women who are totally patriarchal, who are totally anti-women; who do nasty things to other women, and I have known men who have worked for women’s rights their whole life. Feminism is not biological; feminism is an ideology.”