Sonam Kapoor ventured into Bollywood five years back with a de-glam role in the film Sawaariya. The actress has since then played various characters on-screen. Many of her films did average business and many failed. She talks about her career and upcoming films.
There are no regrets, it is all about looking at things positively and regarding everything as a part of your growth. I don’t think anyone should have regrets, whether it is your personal decisions or your career choices, as you learn from them. Being a human is about learning from your life and that’s why we have been put in this world…to gain knowledge.
The actress has two of her films releasing this year, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and ” Raanjhnaa”.
I think it is better than getting no reactions. Next year is a good year; so I am looking forward to ‘Raanjhnaa’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
Talking of playing a role similar to her real life personality, she says,
I am too complicated a character to be incorporated in a film. I don’t think anyone would be able to write such a complicated character like me. Unfortunately I have been stereotyped as a de-glam actress. All my friends are in fashion; so they ask ‘When are you doing a glamorous film? When can we give you glamorous clothes?’ So I guess, other than ‘Aisha’ and ‘Players’, my movies didn’t have much of fashion involved. I played very simple girls. It is completely the opposite of my image and what people perceive me to be.
She will once again be seen playing a simple Indian girl in “Raanjhnaa” too.
In ‘Raanjhnaa’, I play a Banarsi girl, who joins JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). I think it is important to have an Indian touch, as we have been doing a lot of films influenced by the west. I like the language, story and everything of the film. I had the best time working on this film.
Talking of the opportunity of working with the Khans of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
I would love to work with all three…maybe at the same time. Whatever comes my way is good. I would like Aamir to direct me. One of my favourite films is ‘Taare Zameen Par’. For me, I love him as a director. I think he has a keen eye when it comes to performances; so I would like him to give me that knowledge.