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Younger men find me scary: Konkona

Konkona Sen Sharma thinks older girl-younger boy relationships can easily work

entertainment Updated: Sep 16, 2009 16:44 IST
Rachana Dubey

Wake Up Sid deals with a younger boy-older woman relationship. Do such relationships find acceptance in our society? Of course! There’s space for every kind of relationship in the society. But in the movie, I’m playing Ayesha, who’s just a few years older than Sid. It’s not as if they have difference of a decade between them. They get along fine. It’s a coming-of-age film and it will be accepted. If the society wasn’t ready for such relationships, where do you think it would have left 50 per cent of the relationships in Bollywood?

Sid is a person extremely lax about everything in life. Did you went through that phase too?
Yes and everyone does. Sometimes I’m so lazy that I don’t want to lift a finger. I start thinking of a job where I can rest more and work less. I’m still not as ambitious as a lot of my contemporaries are (smiles).

How was your college life?
I was involved in everything from morchas to late evening parties. I completed college from Delhi. That was the first time I was staying away from home. Thankfully, it wasn’t a hostel. It was a rented flat where we had the best time of our lives.

I’m sure there were college romances too?
Yes. Just because I do serious roles, doesn’t mean I didn’t have a fun college life.

Do your parents know about these things?
Of course they do. There’s nothing I hide from my mom and dad. My parents have always been very liberal and supportive.

Are they supportive of your relationship with Ranveer Shorey?
That’s my personal life and I don’t discuss that in public.

Okay. But like Sid, do you have younger men chasing you?
I think the younger men are intimidated by me because I look serious and I’ve done a chain of serious roles. So, obviously they’d be scared to get anywhere close, let alone doing any mischief or trying to woo me. They find me rather scary.