After her performance in Raanjhanaa (2013) was appreciated by the critics and the audience, Sonam Kapoor once again managed to strike a chord with the viewers with her last release, Neerja. The film was a success at the box office, and it received praise from all quarters.
However, the actor is not one to take any pressure. “If I did, I wouldn’t have done films like Raanjhanaa and Khoobsurat (2014). I don’t care. You need to grow, evolve, and change with every film. For me, that’s the most important thing,” she says.
In fact, Sonam feels that earlier, people only concentrated on her fashionista image, even though she delivered good performances. But things are gradually changing now. “The thing with people is that they like to slot you into certain sections, no matter how good your performances are. So, you need to keep proving yourself again and again. Then there comes a point, when they (the media) can’t say anything any more. I think, for me, that change has happened,” says the Bollywood actor.
Ask her why she hasn’t done a movie with film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali after she made her debut with Saawariya (2007), and she says, “You should ask him that. He hasn’t offered me a film. I’m open to working with anybody who gives me a good script, wants to direct me, and believes in me.”
At a time when most actors have mastered the art of diplomacy, Sonam believes in speaking her mind. “It is harder to be someone you are not. How long are you going to live up to that [image]? It is easy to lose who you are. I don’t think one should put on a face to please other people. You should not have any filters. It will damage you eventually This is unnecessary and exhausting,” says the actor.