Sonam Kapoor is perfectly placed in Bollywood and this is her birthday gift to herself
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Sonam Kapoor is perfectly placed in Bollywood and this is her birthday gift to herself

Sonam Kapoor is 33 today and is perfectly poised to conquer Bollywood. A look at how 2018 truly belonged to her.

bollywood Updated: Jun 09, 2018 10:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sonam Kapoor will next be seen in Sanju.(PTI)

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this year belongs to Sonam Kapoor. The actor, who turns 33 today, has been in the news since the beginning of the year, and is likely to be in it for rest of it as well.

First, it was her cameo in Akshay Kumar’s PadMan that caught the audience’s attention. It was another refined performance from Sonam after 2016’s Neerja. She showed how she has evolved as an actor.

She impacted the film as much as Akshay. It was all in her understanding of the situation. She didn’t go overboard, but communicated the essence of being an empowered woman quite easily.

Before the buzz around PadMan could die, she was back in news, this time for her wedding with businessman Anand Ahuja. It turned out to be the entertainment event of the year as she was tracked everywhere by the paparazzi.

Be it her dress or dance videos or her family photographs, she made the whole world sit and take notice. Sonam was the ultimate star during that period.

Things kept falling in place for her. Just when her wedding celebrations finished, she was there to walk the red carpet at Cannes. The build up to her latest film Veere Di Wedding had started by then.

She and her co-stars left no stone unturned in promoting their film. This was important because it was one of the rare Bollywood films totally hingeing on female actors. The fact that Veere Di Wedding was her home production made it even more important for Sonam.

The film opened to good numbers and proved how she has grown into someone really influential at the box office.

She isn’t afraid in taking multi-actor projects. In an interview with IANS, she said, “I don’t believe that I need to play the central character. It’s the character I wanted to play the most and I had the choice and I chose Avni. It worked out really well... If I had chosen to play the central character, I don’t think any other mainstream actor would have done the film.”

This shows her confidence. Probably this is why she signed for a short role in Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju.

The song featuring Sonam and Ranbir Kapoor is already out and it has been received with enthusiasm. It suggests Sonam’s charisma is not going to lose colour anytime soon.

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First Published: Jun 09, 2018 09:52 IST