Acting is just a job, I won’t let it rule my life: Sonam
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Acting is just a job, I won’t let it rule my life: Sonam

Actor Sonam Kapoor says that although acting in films is her passion, she wants to concentrate on other facets of her life as well.

bollywood Updated: Jun 22, 2016 17:24 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Sonam Kapoor,Neerja,Ram Madhavni
Actor Sonam Kapoor says that she wants to take on a comedy next.(HT Photo)

Although she says that she loves her job, actor Sonam Kapoor says she will never let her career rule her life. The 31-year-old goes on to say that she doesn’t want to miss out on the other important things in life. “Movies and acting is just a job. It’s a passion, but I can’t let it rule me. That will be unhealthy,” she says.

And, to make sure nothing gets compromised because of work she says she compartmentalises her life. “I am good at compartmentalising my work, personal life and family life. I give everything enough time. I believe in doing everything well. It’s about keeping my priorities right and I think it’s all about keeping your head down and working,” says Sonam.

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In that effort, she says, “I don’t want to do too many films in a year. I like travelling. I am getting into fitness. I am working on myself and my body. I am working at being a good human being. It’s important to evolve and become a better artist as well as a good person.”

Sonam would rather focus on work than look at others or compete. “I think you only need to compete with yourself. If you look everywhere else you will bind yourself more. It’s better to concentrate on your work and focus on doing that in the best possible way,” she says.

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“You only need to compete with yourself,” Sonam Kapoor. (Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)

The actor was last seen in Ram Madhvani’s Neerja, but now she wants to take up something light as her next project. “I might not take up another drama as my next film, it might be a comedy. I am here to become better at my craft. Sometimes you need to work with different people to do that. In Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), even though it was a 20-minute role, it made me realise that it was something different. My work should make me better on a personal level, professional success will follow,” she says.

First Published: Jun 22, 2016 16:53 IST